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Insight Researchers Featured at OPRE’s 2020 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)

October 19, 2020 by Caroline Brent-Chessum

Insight’s Jackson Miller and Rachel Gaddes are pleased to present at this year’s Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) on topics and strategies to better understand and facilitate employment and self-sufficiency among low-income families.

Jackson Miller will discuss findings and promising practices based on a needs assessment of disconnected youth on Tuesday, October 20, at 2:30 p.m. He will highlight key characteristics of this population, the barriers the youth face to earn requisite educational credentials, enter and retain employment, and ultimately attain self-sufficiency as adults. Rachel Gaddes will present findings from a study to better understand how marginal tax rates affect families’ decisions about work on Tuesday, October 20, at 2:30 p.m. This study also explores whether fear of losing access to federal means-tested programs creates perceived work disincentives and influences subsequent labor force decisions.

Learn more about RECS by visiting the conference website and following the conference on Twitter using the #RECS2020 hashtag.