Final Report on the Implementation and Impacts of the Minnesota Family Investment Program in Ramsey County.Report as inadecuate

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This report examines implementation and impacts of Ramsey County's Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), a "work first" program. Chapter 1 lists key findings, provides an overview of the Ramsey County variant (MFIP-R) evaluation, and policy relevance of MFIP-R. Chapter 2 describes key features of MFIP-R and compares them with features of MFIP and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFCD)/Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training program (STRIDE); explains samples and data sources used in implementation and impact analyses; and presents demographic characteristics of samples. Chapter 3 discusses implementation of the single-parent MFIP-R and compares it with implementation of MFIP in Hennepin, Anoka, and Dakota Counties. Within that chapter, Section I discusses program success in communicating a strong work first message to recipients; Section II analyzes participation in MFIP-R. Section III provides information on employment and job retention among MFIP-R recipients and characteristics of their jobs. Chapter 4 analyzes impacts of MFIP-R compared with those of AFDC/STRIDE on employment, earnings, and welfare receipt among the single-parent caseload within the first year after program entry. It compares these impacts with MFIP impacts in three urban counties. It reports on implementation and impacts of MFIP-R for two-parent families. Chapter 5 summarizes main conclusions. Appendixes are survey response analysis, data tables, and 14 references. (YLB)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Comparative Analysis, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Job Training, Labor Turnover, One Parent Family, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Programs, Tenure, Wages, Welfare Recipients

Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, 16 East 34 Street, New York, New York 10016; Tel: 212-532-3200; Web site: For full text: Also available from the Minnesota Department of Human Services in alternative formats.

Author: Auspos, Patricia; Miller, Cynthia; Hunter, Jo Anna


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