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Project Get Started: Comprehensive Assessment Of 1,551 Mothers With Infants On Afdc, A Project Of Milwaukee Area Technical College (1997), Francine Triplett, Lois M. Quinn Jan 1997

Project Get Started: Comprehensive Assessment Of 1,551 Mothers With Infants On Afdc, A Project Of Milwaukee Area Technical College (1997), Francine Triplett, Lois M. Quinn

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This project conducted by Milwaukee Area Technical College provides an in-depth analysis of the new populations of mothers (with children ages three to twelve months of age) that Wisconsin is now requiring to secure and hold employment as a condition of their receipt of public assistance under Wisconsin welfare policies eliminating AFDC. In all, 1,551 mothers participated in the assessment program. The three to four hour orientation and assessment process included a group session which detailed the upcoming changes in “W-2” (Wisconsin’s new system), child support policies, rights and responsibilities, followed by reading and math tests and in-depth ...


The Employer Perspective: Jobs Held By The Milwaukee County Single Parent Population: January 1996-March 1997, John Pawasarat Jan 1997

The Employer Perspective: Jobs Held By The Milwaukee County Single Parent Population: January 1996-March 1997, John Pawasarat

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The Employment and Training Institute examined data files of welfare records of single parents receiving AFDC as matched against quarterly wage reports submitted by Wisconsin employers to the state (from January 1996 through March 1997). Quarterly wage reports are required from most private employers, nonprofits, and government agencies. All 42, 120 jobs held by single parent case heads in the study population were tracked over five quarters to identify job retention and employment patterns over time. Employment was heavily concentrated in the retail and service sectors which made up 80 percent of employment episodes and 67 percent of all company ...


Employment And Training Needs Of Central City Milwaukee Workers, A Survey Of 518 Innercity Milwaukee Households In December 1996, Lois M. Quinn Jan 1997

Employment And Training Needs Of Central City Milwaukee Workers, A Survey Of 518 Innercity Milwaukee Households In December 1996, Lois M. Quinn

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A random sample of 518 households with working age adults was interviewed for nine zipcode areas in the Community Development Block Grant/Enterprise Community neighborhoods in order to obtain data on the training and employment needs of central city Milwaukee residents. Nearly half (48 percent) of all working age central city households had someone who was interested in job training to upgrade skills or to prepare for a new job. The most frequently requested training was in computer skills, listed by about a fourth of persons indicating an interest in upgrading their skills. A high proportion of workers expressed interest ...


Initial Findings On Mobility And Employment Of Public Assistance Recipients In Milwaukee County And Factors Relating To Changes In W-2 Regions Over Time, John Pawasarat Jan 1997

Initial Findings On Mobility And Employment Of Public Assistance Recipients In Milwaukee County And Factors Relating To Changes In W-2 Regions Over Time, John Pawasarat

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At the request of the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County, the Employment and Training Institute examined computerized caseload data of Milwaukee County Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Food Stamps and Medical Assistance cases in December 1995 and September 1996. All analyses in this report are limited to families with dependent children and expected to work under “W-2,” the state's new welfare requirement. Caseload changes were examined for each of six “W-2” regions created by the State of Wisconsin to administer welfare programs in Milwaukee County. Use of December 1995 and September 1996 caseload data allows comparisons of ...


Replacing Welfare With Work In The Wpa: The Handicraft Project That Made Milwaukee Famous, 28th Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture, Lois Quinn, Lois M. Quinn Jan 1997

Replacing Welfare With Work In The Wpa: The Handicraft Project That Made Milwaukee Famous, 28th Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture, Lois Quinn, Lois M. Quinn

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The Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project represents the largest public work program for unskilled women on welfare in Milwaukee County. Its success in providing meaningful employment to women with few obvious labor market skills was noted in the 1930s and attracts interest today as Wisconsin and other states initiate new “welfare to work” programs. For her lecture researcher Lois Quinn draws upon interviews with Mary Kellogg Rice (art director of the project from 1935 to 1942) and other project supervisors, published and unpublished project records, and studies of federal New Deal programs. Several project staff were available to discuss their work ...


Employment And Earnings Of Milwaukee County Single Parent Afdc Families: Establishing Benchmarks For Measuring Employment Outcomes Under "W-2", John Pawasarat Jan 1997

Employment And Earnings Of Milwaukee County Single Parent Afdc Families: Establishing Benchmarks For Measuring Employment Outcomes Under "W-2", John Pawasarat

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This report tracks the earnings and employment experience for the 25,125 single parents receiving AFDC in Milwaukee County in December 1995 who are expected to work under the "W-2" new state welfare regulations. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development matched the quarterly wage files from Wisconsin employers (January 1996 through March 1997) with the AFDC population in Milwaukee County. The Employment and Training Institute then analyzed employment patterns, jobs held and earnings for each single parent in the study population. Additionally, the AFDC and public assistance status of each AFDC case was examined for December 1995, September 1996 and ...