Which Employment Strategies Work for Whom? A Meta-Regression

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This study used the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER) database of 235 high- or moderate-rated studies of 93 interventions testing employment strategies for low-income adults. Most strategies are associated with modest positive effects. The strategies that appear most effective are financial incentives and sanctions, education, work experience, and training. Interventions that combine several strategies to help low-income workers find and keep jobs appear more effective than any single strategy

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Vollmer, L., Mastri, A., Maccarone, A. & Sama-Miller, E. (2017). Which Employment Strategies Work for Whom? A Meta-Regression, OPRE Report #2017-40-A, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Full text.

About This Study:

Outcome(s): Employment attainment
Intervention Duration: Varies
Relevant ORR Program: Matching Grant, Preferred Communities, Refugee Career Pathways, Targeted Assistance Grant Discretionary Program, Wilson/Fish
Study Type: Systematic review
Full Text Availability: Free
Direction of Evidence: Positive impact
Strength of Evidence: Strong
Gender(s) of Participants: All
Age(s) of Participants: Adults

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