Moving Up provided case management and tailored employment services to help former Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants find and maintain employment and advance into better jobs.

Moving Up provided case management and tailored employment services to help former Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants find and maintain employment and advance into better jobs.

Moving Up participants received case management and additional services aligned to their individual needs. These additional services included pre- or post-employment services, career counseling, job-search help, education and training, and child care and transportation assistance. Moving Up provided incentives when participants achieved employment, education, or training milestones. The number of services participants received and the length of participation varied based on participants’ particular circumstances. Participants were parents who were former TANF participants and had stopped receiving TANF at least nine months before the program started. Moving Up was implemented in six rural counties in northeast South Carolina.

Year evaluation began: 2001
Populations and employment barriers: Parents
Intervention services: Case management, Employment retention services, Financial incentives, Health services, Substance use disorder treatment and mental health services, Supportive services, Training, Work readiness activities, Job search assistance, Job development/job placement
Setting(s): Rural only

Effectiveness Rating and Effect By Outcome Domain

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Outcome domain Term Effectiveness rating Effect in 2018 dollars and percentages Effect in standard deviations Sample size
Increase earnings Short-term Little evidence to assess support favorable $84 per year 0.00 2776
Long-term Little evidence to assess support unfavorable $-188 per year -0.01 3035
Very long-term No evidence to assess support
Increase employment Short-term Little evidence to assess support favorable 2% (in percentage points) 0.04 2776
Long-term Little evidence to assess support favorable 0% (in percentage points) 0.00 3035
Very long-term No evidence to assess support
Decrease benefit receipt Short-term Little evidence to assess support unfavorable $58 per year 0.02 2776
Long-term Little evidence to assess support unfavorable $50 per year 0.02 2776
Very long-term Little evidence to assess support favorable $-25 per year -0.01 1839
Increase education and training All measurement periods No evidence to assess support

Studies of this Intervention

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Study Quality Rating Study Counts per Rating
High High 2