Researchers spent 18 months following families to better understand how parental employment intersects with child well-being. Their study focused on 10 low-income families from two Jobs Initiative sites — Seattle and Milwaukee. The goal? Learn how workforce development impacts a parent’s job mobility and if this mobility — or lack thereof — affects their kids.
Launched in 1995, Casey’s Jobs Initiative aimed to connect inner-city adults to family-supporting jobs and improve the way urban labor markets worked for low-income, low-skilled workers. The eight-year initiative was active in six cities across the country.