1. How long is the study?
Around 3 years, with the potential for longer.
2. What would being in the study involve?
Meeting with researches every 3 months to participate in a 45-90 min interview. You will be paid an honorarium for each research visit you attend.
3. Can I sign up if I am self-employed?
Yes. If you are an artist, vendor or someone who supports themselves in another way we want to hear from you.
4. Can I sign up if I work many jobs between different agencies?
Yes. This study is designed to follow you as you move through different kinds of employment opportunities, so it does not require you to be in one job or remain in the same job during the study.
5. Who should I talk to if I am not sure if I can/want to sign up?
Feel free to call us to get more information about the study and what would be involved in participating. We also encourage you to talk it over with your employer who should be able to provide you with a nomination to enroll.
6. How can I refer a client who might be interested in participating?
Service providers can refer clients to the study in two ways. 1) using the online nomination system or 2) or using a paper nomination that the participant will bring to us. Contact us at a[email protected] and we will deliver paper nominations to you.
7. Who is doing the study?
Researchers at UBC and the BC Centre on Substance Use. Funding for the study comes from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
8. Why should I care?
This study aims to help develop useful programing like peer programs, community organizations, and local employers, and local government initiatives, advocate for more funding, enhance their programs and potentially influence policy. We want to address barriers to employment and economic security, and we need your help to do it!
- ASSETS Update (Fall 2023)
- ASSETS Update (Fall 2022)
- Report - Making Work “Work”: Adaptive Economic Engagement for People Facing Barriers to Employment (August 2023)
- Richardson, L.; Minh, A.; McCormack, D.; Laing, A.; Barbic, S.; Hayashi, K.; Milloy, M.-J.; Huyser, K.R.; Leahy, K.; Li, J., on behalf of the ASSET Study Team. Cohort Profile: The Assessing Economic Transitions (ASSET) Study—A Community-Based Mixed-Methods Study of Economic Engagement among Inner-City Residents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 10456. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191610456