What is the difference between the Pathways Clearinghouse and the Department of Labor’s Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)?
The Pathways Clearinghouse, an investment of the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families within the Department of Health and Human Services, identifies interventions that aim to improve employment outcomes, reduce employment challenges, and support self-sufficiency for populations who are low income, especially recipients for public programs such as TANF. The Pathways Clearinghouse was designed for use by direct employment service providers and TANF administrators. Potential users also include policymakers and researchers.
The Department of Labor’s Clearinghouse for Labor Research and Evaluation (CLEAR)'s mission is to make research on labor topics more accessible to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the public more broadly so that it can inform their decisions about labor policies and programs. CLEAR reviews literature across a range of labor-related topics, including on employment and training, health and safety, worker benefits, and employer compliance.
These Clearinghouses are coordinated federal efforts given the overlap in content. While the scope of the Pathways Clearinghouse also includes research eligible for review by CLEAR, Pathways specifically focuses on programs designed to meet the needs of populations who are low income or who face chronic barriers to employment.