Gaps in the Evidence on Employment and Training for Low-Income Adults

Published: December 21, 2016
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review, 2013-2018 | Learn more about this project

This brief reports on gaps in the research evidence on employment and training interventions for low-income adults and suggestions for future research, as identified by the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review.

For which target populations, settings, and service strategies is there little or no research or limited high-quality evidence about what works to improve employment outcomes for low-income adults? What challenges do policymakers and practitioners face in learning from this literature? This brief discusses limitations both of the interventions studied and the studies themselves and makes recommendations for a research agenda to address these gaps and strengthen the evidence base.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019