In this commentary published by Spotlight on Poverty, MDRC President Gordon Berlin makes the case for creating a more flexible safety net that continues to reward work when jobs are plentiful, provides employment to poor families when jobs disappear, and begins to address the problem of stagnant wages at the low end of the labor market.
An Analysis of the Interaction among Quality-of-Life Indicators from the New Communities Program Evaluation
This paper explores analytic methods that assess the rate at which changes in neighborhood quality of life occur. It looks at correlations among quality indicators over time and the effect of both neighborhood context and conditions beyond the neighborhood, like the Great Recession, identifying which indicators are predictors of others.
Situating Child Care and Child Care Subsidy Use in the Daily Routines of Lower-Income Families
Welfare-Reliant Women’s Post-TANF Views of Work-Family Trade-offs and Marriage
The Effects of Welfare and Employment Programs on Child Care
New Experimental Evidence on Financial Work Incentives and Pre-Employment Services