Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review, 2013-2016
The Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review systematically reviewed the literature on the effectiveness of employment and training programs for low-income adults. The purpose of the review was:
To provide practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the general public with a transparent and systematic assessment of the research evidence for effectiveness of programs designed to improve the employment-related outcomes of low-income adults.
Pre-specified standards and methods governed the review, which had four main activities: searching the literature, screening studies for eligibility, assessing each study’s strength of evidence, and extracting information reported in the studies.
Results were published in November 2015 at employmentstrategies.acf.hhs.gov. The website features a searchable database of all identified research, along with findings on key outcomes of interest and highlights of the characteristics of reviewed studies. It also describes the review’s standards and methods.
A series of briefs available beginning in spring 2016 will focus on synthesizing and examining employment strategies topics.
The point of contact is Emily Schmitt and Mathematica Policy Research conducted the review.