About the Conference

The RECS provided a valuable opportunity to gather in Washington, D.C. and hear the latest findings from evaluations of social welfare programs and policies, discuss ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and develop strategies for future evaluations. The conference focused on programs, policies and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency and well-being.

The 2018 conference featured presentations on the following topics:

  • TANF Programs, Policies, and Populations
  • Employment and Mobility in the Labor Market
  • Youth Well-Being and the Transition to Adulthood
  • Strengthening Families, Fatherhood, Marriages, and Relationships
  • Evaluating Social Programs, Building Evidence, and Using Data
  • Approaches to Alleviate Poverty and Expand Opportunity