Utilizing a couples approach to promote employment stability

November 1, 2009

Utilizing a couples approach to promote employment stability

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IGPA's Policy Forum looks at the effectiveness of joint employment and relationship-building programs, and offers an evaluation of a program using a couples approach to improve service delivery and self-sufficiency for vulnerable families.

Family life and employment success are closely interrelated. The ability to maintain employment can be dependent upon family support, and families with two employed adults have increased economic stability and less dependence on government assistance programs. It is surprising, then, that traditional government policies and programs have overlooked these associations.


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Research Area: Social Policy

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