Pathways Clearinghouse: Overview of the Research

Pathways Clearinghouse: Overview of the Research

Synthesis Report, OPRE Brief 2022-50
Published: Feb 28, 2022
Publisher: Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse

Time frame: 2018-2023

Prepared for:

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

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Authors

Dana Rotz

Andrew Langan

Key Findings
  • The evidence suggests that 38 percent of the examined interventions improved outcomes in at least one of the four key domains of interest to the Pathways Clearinghouse. Twenty-seven percent of the examined interventions improved employment, 24 percent increased earnings, 14 percent reduced public benefit receipt, and 8 percent increased education and training.
  • Most interventions contained a mix of services aimed at increasing participants’ skills, helping them find or keep jobs, and helping them overcome or manage barriers to employment.
  • Interventions most often served people who identified as women, identified as racial or ethnic minorities, and were living in urban areas.

This report summarizes the findings of the Pathways Clearinghouse, and provides background information to help users of the website understand how the Pathways Clearinghouse obtained those findings. Policymakers, practitioners, and researchers can use this report to learn more about the interventions and services examined by the Pathways Clearinghouse.

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