Transiting from Welfare to Work: No Bus, No Car, No Way
Fletcher, Cynthia Needles; Garasky, Steven; Jensen, Helen H.
JCPR Working Paper, (June 2002)
This paper uses a new dataset, the Iowa Transportation and Employment Survey, to examine transportation-related barriers to employment among households in a 5-country area that includes a small metropolitan county, two counties adjacent to the metro area, and two rural nonadjacent counties. Human capital barriers and trasnportation problems are significantly greater among low-income compared to other househholds, and among low-income nonworking adults compared to their employed counterparts. A two-stage multivariate analysis suggests that human capital, trasportation resources and barriers and location are predictors of employment and wages.