""""""""Employment Dynamics in Response to Welfare Reform"""""""" is an innovative proposed five year health services effort designed to monitor how drug using welfare recipients respond to two new welfare reform requirements (compulsory employment after 2 years on welfare; and loss of benefits after 5 years on welfare) when these requirements are not accompanied by an intervention (e.g. GED, job training). An Attitudes, Behaviors, and Skills Assessment Instrument will be developed and administered at regular 4 month intervals to samples of drug using and non-drug using recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children and/or Food Stamps. The Assessment will record and measure changes in the following areas: knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards employment and drug use; job search skills, municipal infrastructure needs, and perceptions concerning the economy; drug use behaviors; cognitive skills; and criminal activity. Analyses will yield an Employment Readiness Profile that summarizes the changes over time within and between the samples of drug users and non-drug users and the independent effect of drug use on achieving employment.

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Montoya, Isaac D (2006) Differences in drug treatment services based on profit status. J Psychoactive Drugs 38:219-28
Montoya, Isaac D; Brown, Victoria L (2006) The association between EIC receipt and employment in a sample of drug using and non-drug using TANF recipients. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:189-201
Montoya, Isaac D (2005) Effect of peers on employment and implications for drug treatment. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 31:657-68
Brown, Victoria L; Riley, Micah A (2005) Social support, drug use, and employment among low-income women. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 31:203-23
Montoya, Isaac D (2004) Topography as a contextual variable in infectious disease transmission. Clin Lab Sci 17:95-101
Atkinson, John; Brown, Victoria L; Montoya, Isaac D et al. (2004) Personal adjustment and substance abuse problems in a longitudinal study of TANF recipients and the potential need for treatment. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 30:643-57
Montoya, Isaac D; Whitsett, Donna D (2003) New frontiers and challenges in HIV research among older minority populations. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33 Suppl 2:S218-21
Montoya, Isaac D; Atkinson, John S; Lichtiger, Benjamin et al. (2003) Prevalence of hepatitis C in a drug using and non-using welfare population. Health Policy 64:221-8
Montoya, Isaac D (2003) Assessing reliability and validity measures in managed care studies. Clin Lab Sci 16:153-62; quiz 163-5
Montoya, Isaac D; Bell, David C; Atkinson, John S et al. (2002) Mental health, drug use, and the transition from welfare to work. J Behav Health Serv Res 29:144-56

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