Recent Pathways Clearinghouse publications and multimedia


Employment Coaching

The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse defines employment coaching as intensive, collaborative assistance with identifying and addressing employment barriers and goals. Clients typically identify challenges to getting and keeping a job such as child care, transportation, or time management skills, and then develop strategies and set goals to help overcome these challenges. This evidence snapshot describes the effectiveness of programs that were identified by the Pathways Clearinghouse as using employment coaching. It summarizes what we know about these programs and their impacts so TANF administrators, policymakers, researchers, and the general public can apply the evidence to questions and contexts that matter to them.


Evidence snapshot | January 2022

Delivering Remote Services to Job Seekers with Low Incomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webinar highlighted findings about common challenges that made it difficult for job seekers to engage in remote services and suggested opportunities for practitioners to deliver services remotely in response to COVID-19.


Event recording | December 2021

Illustrating the Value of Interventions Implemented During Periods of Recession and Recovery

This video details the types of interventions and services that show the strongest evidence of success in improving employment, earnings, and related outcomes during periods of economic recession and recovery.


Video tutorial | November 2021

What Works During Economic Recessions and Recoveries? Evidence from the Pathways Clearinghouse - Brief

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting economic recession, have impacted employment in dramatic ways. In the United States, at the start of the pandemic, the unemployment rate more than tripled, disproportionately affecting some groups. Evidence on programs that have effectively improved employment and earnings for people with low incomes during past recessions and recoveries can help policymakers and practitioners target their resources as they seek to improve employment in the wake of the pandemic and beyond.

This brief highlights key findings from a related report that uses a literature scan and a meta-analysis to synthesize the information catalogued by the Pathways Clearinghouse to understand the interventions and types of services with the strongest evidence of improving employment, earnings, and related outcomes for people with low incomes during recessions and recoveries.


Brief | November 2021

What Works During Economic Recessions and Recoveries? Evidence from the Pathways Clearinghouse - Synthesis Report

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting economic recession, have impacted employment in dramatic ways. In the United States, at the start of the pandemic, the unemployment rate more than tripled, disproportionately affecting some groups. Evidence on programs that have effectively improved employment and earnings for people with low incomes during past recessions and recoveries can help policymakers and practitioners target their resources as they seek to improve employment in the wake of the pandemic and beyond.

This report uses a literature scan and a meta-analysis to synthesize the information catalogued by the Pathways Clearinghouse to understand the interventions and types of services with the strongest evidence of improving employment, earnings, and related outcomes for people with low incomes during recessions and recoveries.


Synthesis report | November 2021

Behind the Scenes: How the Pathways Clearinghouse Evidence Review Works

How does the Pathways Clearinghouse determine which employment and training programs improve outcomes for people with low incomes? Watch this video to learn about the systematic evidence review process behind the Pathways Clearinghouse and how this supports those who want to easily identify evidence-based programs and strategies to help job seekers find and maintain gainful employment.


Video tutorial | November 2021

Lessons Learned Delivering Remote Services to Job Seekers with Low Incomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This brief describes lessons learned from three organizations that adapted existing interventions to remotely provide work readiness activities or education and training services to job seekers with low incomes.


Brief | July 2021

Updates from the Pathways Clearinghouse: Using Implementation Details

This webinar highlights ways TANF administrators and other service providers can use information on the Pathways Clearinghouse website to find evidence-based interventions and their implementation details.


Event recording | July 2021

Using Intervention Details from the Pathways Clearinghouse to Make Decisions

This video is designed for service providers, program managers, policy experts, and others who want to navigate the Pathways Clearinghouse to find details about interventions. It also describes how to use information about intervention content, effectiveness, and implementation to make decisions.


Video tutorial | May 2021

Linking Evidence to Practice: OPRE's New Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse

On October 22, 2020, the Pathways Clearinghouse team and stakeholder experts participated in a plenary session at the 20th Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS). The discussion featured an overview of the Pathways Clearinghouse, a demonstration of the website, and perspectives from researcher and practitioner stakeholders.


Event recording | March 2021

Resources outside of Pathways Clearinghouse