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Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) technical supplement to the evaluation design report: Impact analysis plan

Individual Author: 
Abt Associates Inc.

This report provides detailed information about the planned impact analyses for the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) project. The PACE Impact Study is designed to answer questions about the overall program effectiveness for the nine programs in PACE, each involving a different configuration of career pathways design components.

Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County Health Careers for All program: Implementation and early impact report

Individual Author: 
Glosser, Asaph
Morrison, Carly
Judkins, David

This report documents the implementation and early impacts of the Health Careers for All program, operated by the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC). Health Careers for All aimed to help low-income adults access and complete occupational training that can lead to increased employment and higher earnings. It is one of nine career pathways programs being evaluated under the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) study sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S.

Minimum wage increases, wages, and low-wage employment: Evidence from Seattle

Individual Author: 
Jardim, Ekaterina
Long, Mark C.
Plotnick, Robert
van Inwegen, Emma
Vigdor, Jacob
Wething, Hilary

This paper evaluates the wage, employment, and hours effects of the first and second phase-in of the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance, which raised the minimum wage from $9.47 to $11 per hour in 2015 and to $13 per hour in 2016. Using a variety of methods to analyze employment in all sectors paying below a specified real hourly rate, we conclude that the second wage increase to $13 reduced hours worked in low-wage jobs by around 9 percent, while hourly wages in such jobs increased by around 3 percent.

Longitudinal associations between poverty and obesity from birth through adolescence

Individual Author: 
Lee, Hedwig
Andrew, Megan
Gebremariam, Achamyeleh
Lumeng, Julie C.
Lee, Joyce M.

Objectives. We examined the relationship between timing of poverty and risk of first-incidence obesity from ages 3 to 15.5 years. Methods. We used the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (1991–2007) to study 1150 children with repeated measures of income, weight, and height from birth to 15.5 years in 10 US cities. Our dependent variable was the first incidence of obesity (body mass index ≥ 95th percentile).

Career pathways intermediate outcomes study: Plan for cost-benefit analyses

Individual Author: 
Dastrup, Samuel
Burnett, Kimberly
Buron, Larry

This document lays out a plan for the cost-benefit analyses (CBAs) that will be conducted for up to six of the nine Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) programs. The Career Pathways Intermediate Outcomes (CPIO) study is evaluating the intermediate impacts and outcomes of the PACE programs. The CBAs cover the three-year period after study enrollment.

Lessons for building programs to promote postsecondary success among opportunity youth: Urban Institute Opportunity Works implementation and evaluation findings

Individual Author: 
Anderson, Theresa

This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes lessons from building programs that promote post-secondary success among disadvantaged youth.

Creating change: Pushing workforce systems to help participants achieve economic stability and mobility

Individual Author: 
Mueller, Elizabeth
Schwartz, Alex

This report explores a few examples of workforce development strategies and systems reforms implemented as part of the Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative. Through case studies from Seattle to New Orleans, the report illustrates workforce programs, partnerships and policies that are working, and how to navigate some common challenges in pushing for reform. (Author abstract)

Taking the initiative on jobs and race: Innovations in workforce development for minority job seekers and employers

Individual Author: 
Annie E. Casey Foundation

This Jobs Initiative report explores racial discrimination against low-skilled workers in regional labor markets- and what can be done about it. This report includes lessons learned around issues of cultural competence, and identifies helpful tools to improve workforce development for jobs seekers, workers, and employers alike. (Author abstract)

Financial services in the Making Connections neighborhoods

Individual Author: 
Woolley, Mark

This report analyzes survey data about the use of financial services by families living in the 10 Making Connections cities across the United States. The report evaluates resident responses by their use of bank services, check cashing services, payday lenders, pawn shops and credit cards, as well as how they would respond to financial emergencies. It correlates how factors such as race/ethnicity, immigrant status, income, employment level, and neighborhood of residence influenced the use of financial services. (Author abstract)