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Author: Hershey, Alan M.
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1. Hershey, Alan M.
Pavetti, Ladonna Ann
Turning Job Finders into Job Keepers
The Future of Children: Welfare to Work 7,1, (Spring 1997): 74-86.
Also: http://www.futureofchildren.org/pubs-info2825/pubs-info_show.htm?doc_id=72223
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs - Princeton - Brookings
Keyword(s): Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Employment, Part-Time; Family Studies; Job Search; Job Turnover; Labor Force Participation; Layoffs; Part-Time Work; Welfare; Work Hours

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Most welfare-to-work programs designed to help single mothers leave welfare for employment focus on the challenge of finding a job. This article looks beyond the point of employment to consider the difficulty many former welfare recipients have keeping their jobs. The authors review evidence showing that many families cycle back and forth between welfare and work, losing jobs and resuming to public assistance while they seek work again. Factors contributing to high rates of job loss include characteristics of the job and of the worker: Temporary jobs, frequent layoffs, low pay in relation to work expenses, lack of experience meeting employer expectations, and personal or family problems all lead to dismissals and resignations. Drawing from the experience of innovative programs, the authors recommend policy changes and program approaches that can help families overcome setbacks and stabilize their lives as they move from welfare into increasingly stable employment. Copyright 1997 by Center for the Future of Children. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. All rights reserved.
Bibliography Citation
Hershey, Alan M. and Ladonna Ann Pavetti. "Turning Job Finders into Job Keepers." The Future of Children: Welfare to Work 7,1, (Spring 1997): 74-86.
2. Hershey, Alan M.
Pavetti, Ladonna Ann
Turning Job Finders into Job Keepers; Helping Welfare Recipients Keep Their Jobs; Includes Related Articles on Welfare
Spectrum: the Journal of State Government 70,3 (June 1997): 14-19.
Also: http://stars.csg.org/spectrum/1997/summer/su97spe14.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: CSG - Council of State Governments
Keyword(s): Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Child Care; Children; Job Aspirations; Job Search; Job Turnover; Labor Force Participation; Private Sector; Public Sector; Re-employment; Unemployment Rate, Regional; Welfare

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

The David and Lucille Packard Foundation Center for the Future of Children has found that public and private sector initiatives can produce promising approaches for helping to keep welfare recipients in employment. Lessons to be learnt from programs adressing job losses include simplifying access to transitional Medicaid and child care services, the importance of the personal attention of counselors, the importance of program flexibility and creative staff, the realization that leaving welfare is a process and not an event, and the possibility that reemployment help provided outside the welfare system may reduce returns to welfare.
Bibliography Citation
Hershey, Alan M. and Ladonna Ann Pavetti. "Turning Job Finders into Job Keepers; Helping Welfare Recipients Keep Their Jobs; Includes Related Articles on Welfare." Spectrum: the Journal of State Government 70,3 (June 1997): 14-19.