Employment Strategies for Low- Income Adults Evidence Review: Standards and Methods

Publication Date: June 26, 2015


This report explains in detail the criteria that govern the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER), a systematic review of the literature on the effectiveness of employment and training programs for low-income adults. This detailed look includes the criteria for searching the literature, screening studies for eligibility, assessing each study’s strength of evidence, and extracting information reported in the studies.

The goal of ESER is to provide practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a transparent and systematic assessment of the research evidence on the effectiveness of programs designed to improve the employment-related outcomes of low-income adults.

Results from ESER were released in the Fall of 2015.

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