ERIC Number: ED021167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
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Detailed Findings of Study to Determine Effects of CAP Programs on Selected Communities and their Low-Income Residents, Prepared for Office of Economic Opportunity.
Families that participate in CAP programs express keen desires to make more money, to get a better education for their children, to keep their children out of trouble, to make the available money go farther, to get more training and better jobs, to get better medical care, and to have more attractive homes. This is especially true of the large Negro segment of participating families (44% of the sample). Particularly striking are the stronger felt needs of the Negroes with respect to their greater desire for special job training, better jobs, more education for themselves, and an opportunity to earn more money. All groups--Negroes, Whites, and Mexicans--are highly motivated to help themselves. Only a small minority would prefer help in the form of guaranteed income (10%) or even guaranteed jobs (17%). Most prefer the self-help route especially if focused on their particular family needs. The document includes 129 tables. (U.S. Govt. Res. and Dev. Reports/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Attitudes, Blacks, Community Action, Community Centers, Community Leaders, Community Services, Family Status, Federal Programs, Females, Income, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Males, Mexican Americans, Motivation, Participation, Program Evaluation, Research, Rural Areas, Statistical Data, Urban Areas, Welfare Services, Whites
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-176-416, MF $.65, HC $3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yankelovich, Skelly and White, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Office of Economic Opportunity