Portfolios of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency

Project Overview

OPRE’s welfare and family self-sufficiency research includes experimental impact evaluations, implementation evaluations and descriptive research projects to expand knowledge about effective programs that promote employment, self-sufficiency and economic well-being among low-income families. Research focuses on four major areas, including:

  • TANF and the Safety Net
  • Employment and the Labor Market
  • Education and Training
  • Other Cross-Cutting Research

Each year, OPRE publishes the Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency to describe major welfare and family self-sufficiency research projects sponsored by OPRE in the previous fiscal year.

The point of contact is Emily Schmitt.

  • Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self Sufficiency: Fiscal Year 2013

    Published: January 24, 2014

    This portfolio of research provides detailed summaries of OPRE’s ongoing welfare and family self-sufficiency research efforts along with brief overviews of past projects. The featured projects cover topics that include TANF, the safety net, employment, education and training. The report also describes OPRE’s efforts to disseminate rigorous research on welfare and family self-sufficiency.  This year’s portfolio covers OPRE-funded projects for Fiscal Year 2013...

  • Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency

    Published: April 2, 2013

    This Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency describes the major research projects of the Office...

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