Employment and Welfare

Career Academies

Small learning communities in low-income high schools, offering academic and career/technical courses as well as workplace opportunities
UPDATED: Nov 20, 2017
Top Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows a sizable positive impact on earnings of participants eight years after their scheduled high school graduation.
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Nevada’s Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment Program

A program for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants, providing review of their UI eligibility and personalized reemployment services
UPDATED: Jan 25, 2018
Near Top Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows a sizable increase in earnings and net savings to the taxpayer.
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Per Scholas Employment/Training Program for Low-Income Workers

An employment and training program for low-income workers that focuses on a specific economic sector—information technology
UPDATED: Jan 25, 2018
Near Top Tier
Randomized controlled trials show a sizable increase in employment and earnings.
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Canadian Self-Sufficiency Project

Earnings supplements for long-term welfare recipients who find full-time work and leave welfare
UPDATED: Feb 09, 2018
Suggestive Tier
Randomized controlled trials show sizable increase in participants’ employment rates, job earnings, and family income; and reductions in poverty and welfare dependency.
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Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

A welfare-to-work program that combines mandatory participation in employment and training services with earnings supplements for welfare recipients who find work
UPDATED: Feb 09, 2018
Suggestive Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows a sizable increase in employment and earnings, and reduction in poverty rates, for single-parent, long-term welfare recipients.
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Portland JOBS Training Program

A mandatory welfare-to-work program focused on moving welfare applicants and recipients quickly into the workforce
UPDATED: Feb 09, 2018
Suggestive Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows sizable increase in employment rates and job earnings, reduction in welfare dependency, and savings to the government.
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Riverside GAIN Program

A mandatory welfare-to-work program focused on moving welfare recipients quickly into the workforce
UPDATED: Feb 09, 2018
Suggestive Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows sizable increase in employment rates and job earnings, reduction in welfare dependency, and savings to the government, especially for single parents.
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The Los Angeles Jobs-First Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) Program

A mandatory welfare-to-work program focused on moving welfare recipients quickly into the workforce
UPDATED: Feb 09, 2018
Suggestive Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows sizable increase in employment rates and job earnings, reduction in welfare dependency, and savings to the government.
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