Lessons learned from 40 years of subsidized employment programs: a framework, review of models, and recommendations for helping disadvantaged workers


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Subsidized employment is a promising strategy for boosting incomes and improving labor market outcomes and well-being, especially for disadvantaged workers. This report represents findings from an extensive review of evaluated or promising subsidized employment programs and models spanning four decades that target populations with serious or multiple barriers to employment in the United States. It includes a framework aimed at helping practitioners develop more innovative and effective programs by identifying key elements of program design and implementation; a review of relevant models...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Employment; Evaluation; Equity

Keywords: Labour market program; Program evaluation; History; Case study; Employment outcomes; Barrier; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI), 2016

Physical description: xii, 92 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.405

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