Microenterprise

Research Brief No. 2 – Improving the Climate for Self-Employment: Recommendations for TANF Reauthorization

April 1, 2002  • FIELD

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From 1999 to 2002, FIELD conducted the Welfare to Work Learning Assessment to document client characteristics and outcomes of 10 microenterprise programs serving TANF clients, and to learn more about the policy issues and program strategies that emerged from working with TANF recipients. This research brief presents the findings from one-year outcomes experienced by TANF recipients who pursued self-employment and highlights the policy context and issues they confronted when preparing for and engaging in self-employment.