Moving Families Out of Poverty: Employment, Tax and Investment Strategies

fis09_240x240Hear the results of the last two decades of research on promising strategies for moving families out of poverty from some of the nation’s leading authorities. How successful have state welfare-to-work programs been in helping welfare recipients find jobs and in removing families from poverty? Will a single employment strategy work for all parts of the welfare population, including unsteady workers and those difficult to employ? What are the costs and benefits of investment strategies like early home visiting in increasing employment and in improving the long-term economic and social well-being of children and families? What tax strategies have states invested in to move the working poor out of poverty?

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Alternative Strategies for Increasing Employment

by Demetra Smith Nightingale
Principal Research Associate and Director of the Welfare and Training Research Program, Urban Institute

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Work Strategies for Unsteady Workers and the Hard to Employ

by Toby Herr
Director, Project Match and Senior Research Associate, Erikson Institute

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Improving the Economic and Social Well-Being of Families with Home Visitation Early in the Life Cycle

by David Olds
Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Preventative Medicine, Univ. of CO Health Sciences Center, Director, Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health

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How States Have Used the Tax Code to Assist the Working Poor

by David Liebschutz
Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the States, Rockefeller Institute of Government

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