This paper offers real data to provide HPOG grantees and other workforce development projects with insight into career pathway strategies that may be overlooked. In particular, it explores a phenomenon referred to as "the benefits cliffs effect." It examines families that encounter benefits cliffs in eight states and describes strategies for working with HPOG participants and other low-income individuals to confront it.
State and tribal TANF administrators and other employment service providers need evidence on the interventions and strategies that can help their clients succeed in the labor market. The Pathways to Work Evidence ClearinghouseVisit disclaimer page is a tool created by the Administration for Children and Families to meet this need and to support the use of evidence-based practices.