Evaluating WorkFirst: Analyses of Cost-Effectiveness, Barriers to Employment, and Job Search Services
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published June 28, 2000 
Publication Number 00-5 
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One Page Publication Summary

Each of the three chapters in this report by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy analyzes questions related to WorkFirst, Washington State’s implementation of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.   The report addresses three key questions which emerged from discussions with advisory groups affiliated with the evaluation: 1) is TANF cost-effective, 2) are WorkFirst clients becoming harder to employ, 3) does participating in WorkFirst job search improve employment outcomes?

Steve Lerch
Jim Mayfield
Mason Burley
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Number of Pages 35 
Category Labor/Workforce Development