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What Works in Work-First Welfare: Designing and Managing Employment Programs in New York City


  • Andrew R. Feldman


This book is a case study of how New York City's welfare-to-work programs were managed and implemented in the mid 2000s. Feldman also analyzes the unique characteristics that differentiate it from other programs in place across the country.

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  • Andrew R. Feldman, 2011. "What Works in Work-First Welfare: Designing and Managing Employment Programs in New York City," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number wwwfw, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:wwwfw Note: PDF is the book's first chapter.

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    1. Daron Acemoglu & Joshua D. Angrist, 2001. "Consequences of Employment Protection? The Case of the Americans with Disabilities Act," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 109(5), pages 915-957, October.
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    3. Kalamazoo & MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute & Andrew J. Houtenville & David C. Stapleton & Robert R. Weathers II & Richard V. Burkhauser & editors, 2009. "Counting Working-Age People with Disabilities: What Current Data Tell Us and Options for Improvement," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 1aa1fcf4f91a4de5b988924cf, Mathematica Policy Research.
    4. Thomas DeLeire, 2000. "The Wage and Employment Effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 35(4), pages 693-715.
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    UNEMPLOYMENT; DISABILITY; and POVERTY; Poverty and income support; Income support programs; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Employment Service and public training; Job search assistance; Public training programs;

    JEL classification:

    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty


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