Welfare and work outcomes after substance abuse treatment

Lisa R. Metsch, Margaret Rose Pereyra, Christine C. Miles, Clyde B. McCoy

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Employment and welfare outcomes are investigated for women who received both welfare and substance abuse treatment in Florida from 1994 to 1999. By linking information from three statewide administrative databases, we identify 4,236 women who meet both criteria. Over the study period, there was a significant increase in the proportion of women moving from welfare to work. Predictors of posttreatment employment include demographic characteristics, treatment-related characteristics, and working during the month of admission. Both completion of treatment and length of time in treatment are associated with employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-254
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Service Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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