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 five major areas, including:
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Employment and the Labor Market
- Education and Training
- Behavioral Science
- Cross-Cutting and Other Safety Net 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 and highlight recent research findings.
Point(s) of contact: Victoria Kabak and Lauren Deutsch