Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers: Bridging Research and Practice

Title

Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers: Bridging Research and Practice

Year

2009

DOI

10.17848/9781441631992

Abstract

The contributors to this book provide a provocative assessment of the effectiveness of various policies and practices designed to help disadvantaged segments of our population overcome the obstacles in their path to upward economic mobility.

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Download 1. Introduction (244 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction / Maude Toussaint-Comeau and Bruce Meyer
  2. Bringing Together Policymakers, Researchers, and Practitioners to Discuss Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility / Maude Toussaint-Comeau
  3. Past Trends and Projections in Wages, Work, and Occupations in the United States / David Autor
  4. The Earned Income Tax Credit, Welfare Reform, and the Employment of Low-Skilled Single Mothers / Hilary Hoynes
  5. Reflections on Economic Mobility and Policy / Bruce D. Meyer
  6. Helping Low-Wage Workers Persist in Education Programs: Lessons from Research on Welfare Training Programs and Two Promising Community College Strategies / Lashawn Richburg-Hayes
  7. Financial Aid and Older Workers: Supporting the Nontraditional Student / Bridget Terry Long
  8. Can Residential Mobility Programs Improve Human Capital? Comparing Social Mechanisms in Two Different Programs / James Rosenbaum
  9. What Might Improve the Employment and Advancement Prospects of thePoor? / Harry J. Holzer
  10. What We Know about the Impacts of Workforce Investment Programs / Burt S. Barnow and Jeffrey A. Smith
  11. Correctional Programs in the Age of Mass Incarceration: What Do We Know about "What Works" / John H. Tyler and Jillian Berk
  12. Comparing Apples to Oranges When Evaluating Community-Based Programs and Services / Robert LaLonde

ISBN

9780880993524 (pbk.) ; 9780880993531 (cloth) ; 9781441631992 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; Inequality; UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Low wage labor markets

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Toussaint-Comeau, Maude, and Bruce D. Meyer, eds. 2009. Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers: Bridging Research and Practice. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9781441631992