Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Potential of a Couples Approach to Employment Assistance: Results of a Nonexperimental Evaluation

This evaluation of a program employing both partners in a couple relationship finds that mothers had larger immediate gains in employment and earnings and decreases in receipts via Temporary Assistance for Needy Families after they left the employment program exit compared to mothers who participated as individuals. Fathers show similar though weaker results.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2008-021 has been published in Review of Economics of the Household 7(2) 2009: 133-158.
  • Author(s): Rachel A. Gordon and Carolyn J. Heinrich