The Right Tool for the Job: A Meta-Regression of Employment Strategies’ Effects on Different Outcomes Toggle publication
Published: May 26, 2017

This brief uses a Bayesian statistical framework to conduct a rigorous, quantitative, meta-regression to identify not only those interventions that seem successful on the whole, but also those that are effective for particular labor market outcomes and for particular types of low-income workers...

Gaps in the Evidence on Employment and Training for Low-Income Adults Toggle publication
Published: December 21, 2016

This brief identifies gaps in the research evidence on employment and training interventions, as found through the process of conducting the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence...

Work Readiness: Can It Lead to Better Employment and Earnings for Low-Income Adults? Toggle publication
Published: November 30, 2016

Work-readiness services are services other than education and training that prepare job seekers for work. This brief describes the employment and earnings impacts of 12 interventions, identified...

Primary Employment and Training Strategies Used in the Interventions Reviewed by ESER Toggle publication
Published: November 28, 2016

Most employment and training interventions for low-income adults consist of a variety of services, strategies or approaches intended to improve the employment and earnings of low-income adults.

Financial Incentives and Sanctions: Can They Improve Employment Outcomes for Low-Income Adults? Toggle publication
Published: October 04, 2016

Many programs attempting to improve employment outcomes for low-income adults use financial incentives or sanctions to motivate participants to obtain and/or retain a job. This brief describes...

Assessing the Evidence Base: Strategies That Support Employment for Low-Income Adults Toggle publication
Published: August 17, 2016

This brief presents an overview of the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review approach, describes the studies reviewed, and presents some results from the review.

Reviewing the Research on Improving Employment Outcomes for Low-Income Adults - Fact Sheet Toggle publication
Published: June 26, 2015

This fact sheet summarizes the criteria that govern the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER), a systematic review of the literature on the effectiveness of employment and training programs for low-income adults. The summary includes the criteria for searching the literature, screening studies for eligibility, assessing each study’s strength of evidence, and extracting information reported in the studies...

Employment Strategies for Low- Income Adults Evidence Review: Standards and Methods Toggle publication
Published: June 26, 2015

This report explains in detail the criteria that govern the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER), a systematic review of the literature on the effectiveness of employment and training programs for low-income adults. This detailed look includes the criteria for searching the literature, screening studies for eligibility, assessing each study’s strength of evidence, and extracting information reported in the studies...