Projects

Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse

2018-2023

Project Overview

Objective

We support OPRE’s desire to conduct a transparent, comprehensive review of employment interventions, determine their evidence of effectiveness, and create a website that helps employment service providers find interventions that work.

Project Motivation

The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse began through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. That act directs HHS to create a database of projects (referred to as interventions) that have used a proven or promising approach to move welfare recipients into work. Interventions should be categorized by their evidence of effectiveness.

Partners in Progress

Employment service providers, TANF administrators, policymakers, and researchers

Prepared For

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

To provide reliable, accessible information about what works to help individuals with low incomes find and keep jobs, OPRE and Mathematica launched the Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse.

The Pathways Clearinghouse identifies projects that aim to improve employment outcomes, reduce employment challenges, and support self-sufficiency for individuals with low incomes, especially people who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. It features a user-friendly website that provides tools and products to help administrators, policymakers, and researchers assess the overall state of the evidence.

Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse
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Project Impact

Pathways Website

Our findings are available via a high-quality, user-friendly website that presents the review’s findings and provides additional materials to make it easy for users to navigate. In addition to information about interventions, the site will also have syntheses about different approaches that show effectiveness as well as videos.

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Emily Sama-Miller

Emily Sama-Miller

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Diana McCallum

Diana McCallum

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Dana Rotz

Dana Rotz

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Annalisa Mastri

Annalisa Mastri

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Carmen Ferro

Carmen Ferro

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