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The Role of Intermediaries in Linking TANF Recipients With Jobs


  • LaDonna Pavetti
  • Michelle Derr
  • Jacquelyn Anderson
  • Carole Trippe
  • Sidnee Paschal


Examines welfare offices' use of "intermediaries"—private or public organizations that act as brokers between the welfare system and employers—noting that a broad range of organizations act as intermediaries, including nonprofit and for-profit organizations, public sector agencies, and educational institutions. Intermediaries operate in a complex policy and administrative environment, so clear roles, responsibilities, and procedures are critical to the new work-oriented system's success. Key issues facing intermediaries are an unpredictable flow of client referrals, high rates of nonparticipation, and mismatches between client needs and mandated services.

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  • LaDonna Pavetti & Michelle Derr & Jacquelyn Anderson & Carole Trippe & Sidnee Paschal, 2000. "The Role of Intermediaries in Linking TANF Recipients With Jobs," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 5f3004cdaef34d17a1f8de917, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:5f3004cdaef34d17a1f8de917c9c107f

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    1. Carolyn J. Heinrich & Peter R. Mueser & Kenneth R. Troske, 2009. "The Role of Temporary Help Employment in Low-Wage Worker Advancement," NBER Chapters, in: Studies of Labor Market Intermediation, pages 399-436, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Carolyn J. Heinrich & Peter R. Mueser & Kenneth R. Troske, 2005. "Welfare to Temporary Work: Implications for Labor Market Outcomes," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 87(1), pages 154-173, February.

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    Welfare ; Labor ; Employment ; TANF;


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