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Improving the Economic Prospects of Low-income Individuals through Career Pathways Programs: The Innovative Strategies For Increasing Self-Sufficiency Evaluation

Date Added to Library: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:46
Individual Author: 
Gardiner, Karen
Martinson, Karin
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Place Published: 
Washington, DC
Published Date: 
March 2014
Published Date (Text): 
March 2014
OPRE Report

There is longstanding interest among policy makers and program operators in finding ways to increase the skill levels of low-income individuals, improve their enrollment in and completion of post-secondary education, and improve their economic prospects. The career pathways approach is gaining steady acceptance as a promising strategy to address these challenges and improve post-secondary education and training for low-income and low-skilled adults.

This summary is an easy-to-read overview of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency project; a major national effort to evaluate the effectiveness of nine career pathways programs using an experimental design. the ISIS study. The summary includes the frame career pathway programming, the promise of these programs, and a list of the nine programs being evaluated in the study. (author abstract)

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