Research Brief No. 1 – Microenterprise as a Welfare to Work Strategy: Client Characteristics

May 1, 2001  • Joyce Klein & Amy Blair

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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 summarizes findings from the first wave of a longitudinal survey of participants who participated in the demonstration programs. It details information collected when clients enrolled in the microenterprise program.