Bridging the Gap Pilot Study - Deanna Schexnayder

Bridging the Gap Pilot Study
Principal Investigator: Deanna T. Schexnayder
Sponsor: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Research Partners: Center for Social Policy, University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Project Duration: January 2005 - March 2006
Description:

The "Bridging the Gap"Pilot Study has the following goals:

  • To begin to show how the problems faced by working families appear and unfold in any particular state, but are also part of a national pattern;
  • To demonstrate how collaboration between national and state-level partners is critical for understanding the problems facing working families and determining the appropriate policy solutions;
  • To engage policy advocates in the start-up phase of the project to make the research relevant to those actively engaged in the political process.

The Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources will produce a preliminary report on the major findings in Texas. RMC will subsequently conduct outreach activities, which will include briefings for advocates and provider organizations in Texas, in order to present preliminary findings and generate feedback from advocates.

Reports Available: Bridging the Gaps (PowerPoint presentation). Austin, TX: Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, and Center for Economic and Policy Research, February 2006. 16pp.
Texas Economic Supports for Working Families: A Product of the Bridging the Gaps Project (February 2007). Deanna Schexnayder, Ying Tang, Brendan Hill, Sarah Looney Oldmixon. Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin. 24pp.
 
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