ERIC Number: ED025605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Antipoverty Work and Training Efforts: Goals and Reality. Policy Papers in Human Resources and Industrial Relations No.3.
Levitan, Sar A.
This review of the Job Corps, the Neighborhood Youth Corps, and the Work Experience and Training Programs, all established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, was part of National Manpower Policy Task Force report requested by the Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty. It was believed appropriate to examine, after nearly 3 years and a commitment of 4 billion dollars, the extent to which the Act had been implemented. Job creation and training were to be the principle means through which the three programs would help economically disadvantaged youth and adults achieve economic independence. A variety of published and unpublished materials were used in this assessment. In the process of critical evaluation, separate discussions are devoted to the enabling legislation, administration, needs and characteristics of clients, and resource utilization of each program. It was generally concluded that it is doubtful whether the programs have achieved the formal goals of the legislation--economic self-support. However, the experience of the three programs indicates the difficulty of designing and administering mass projects which lead to the economic self-sufficiency of the poort. Suggestions are spread throughout this review. (ET)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Objectives, On the Job Training, Out of School Youth, Participant Characteristics, Poverty Programs, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Unemployment, Vocational Training Centers, Work Experience Programs
Publications Office, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, Museums Annex, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 ($2.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Manpower Policy Task Force, Washington, DC.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Identifiers: Economic Opportunity Act 1964; Job Corps; Neighborhood Youth Corps