Journal Article

From public assistance to self-sufficiency: the role for the microenterprise strategy

Abstract: Lisa Servon of the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University details research on the benefits of microenterprise training for those making the transition off of public assistance. The number of microenterprise programs in the United States has grown substantially over the past decade. Policymakers at all levels of government are viewing microenterprise development as a potential silver bullet for solving problems with the welfare system. Professor Servon argues that while microenterprise training does provide former public assistance recipients with practical skills, it should be viewed as part of a broader strategy of moving people from welfare to work.

Keywords: Employees, Training of; Small business;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Communities and Banking

Publication Date: 1999

Issue: Spr

Pages: 2-5