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Their findings sound very interesting. This demand-driven approach has been a mainstay of the WIA system - if it's not working for women, then something needs to change. This is doubly important in light of the recent MDRC/Syracuse U study showing that putting low-income moms to work can have a negative impact on their children's educational outcomes. (See http://workforcedev.typepad.com/workforcedev/2007/05/tanf_work_requi.html

If we can't ensure that work pays a decent wage and won't harm a worker's family, then what good does it do for us to help people find jobs?


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