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  • Individual Author: Holzer, Harry; Popham, Amelia; Elliott, Mark; Rolston, Howard; Weiss, Micheal
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2018

    These PowerPoints are from the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS). Improving low-income students’ college completion rates is one critical means to increasing economic mobility and reducing inequality. This panel presented findings from four randomized trials demonstrating that it is possible to achieve large gains in college completion rates. The presentations also highlighted the value of combining multiple sources of high-quality data with strong research designs for causal analysis. Amelia Popham (Administration for Children and Families) moderated this session, and Harry Holzer (Georgetown University) served as a discussant. Various methodologies were used across the presentations. (Presenter introduction)

    These PowerPoints are from the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS). Improving low-income students’ college completion rates is one critical means to increasing economic mobility and reducing inequality. This panel presented findings from four randomized trials demonstrating that it is possible to achieve large gains in college completion rates. The presentations also highlighted the value of combining multiple sources of high-quality data with strong research designs for causal analysis. Amelia Popham (Administration for Children and Families) moderated this session, and Harry Holzer (Georgetown University) served as a discussant. Various methodologies were used across the presentations. (Presenter introduction)

  • Individual Author: Zaveri, Heather ; Holcomb, Pamela ; Baumgartner, Scott
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2015

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2015 NAWRS workshop summarizes early lessons learned from the PACT evaluation, focusing on the process study of four Responsible Fatherhood programs.

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2015 NAWRS workshop summarizes early lessons learned from the PACT evaluation, focusing on the process study of four Responsible Fatherhood programs.

  • Individual Author: Quane, James M.; Joshi, Pamela K.
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2003

    Extant literature on the relationship between housing subsidies and the employment patterns of beneficiaries can be grouped under three broad categories, including disincentive effects research, residential or ecological effects, and research on the individual characteristics and motivations of tenants themselves. This paper proposes an empirical model, which integrates important aspects of these three schools of thought. Based on longitudinal data from a survey of poor families in low-income neighborhoods in Boston, Chicago and San Antonio, the results reveal a moderate but consistent negative effect of public housing on the wage reliance of welfare families after controlling for important covariates. Other significant predictors of wage reliance include measures of respondents human capital. One explanation discussed in the paper centers on the clustering effect of chronic unemployment and welfare receipt in public housing developments. The implications of the findings for policy makers are also discussed. (author abstract)

    Extant literature on the relationship between housing subsidies and the employment patterns of beneficiaries can be grouped under three broad categories, including disincentive effects research, residential or ecological effects, and research on the individual characteristics and motivations of tenants themselves. This paper proposes an empirical model, which integrates important aspects of these three schools of thought. Based on longitudinal data from a survey of poor families in low-income neighborhoods in Boston, Chicago and San Antonio, the results reveal a moderate but consistent negative effect of public housing on the wage reliance of welfare families after controlling for important covariates. Other significant predictors of wage reliance include measures of respondents human capital. One explanation discussed in the paper centers on the clustering effect of chronic unemployment and welfare receipt in public housing developments. The implications of the findings for policy makers are also discussed. (author abstract)

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