ERIC Number: ED315524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of Increased Emphasis on Education-Related Activities for Welfare Recipients.
Nightingale, Demetra Smith
The three sections of this document provide: (1) an overview of welfare work requirement policies from 1935 to 1988; (2) a discussion of the education-related provisions included in the Family Support Act of 1988; and (3) a summary of the likely effects of the increasing emphasis on education for welfare recipients. In the first section, the historical context for the work requirements is described, a detailed description of the work-welfare policy in the early 1980s is provided, and the employment and training program experience is explained. The second section contains a description of assessment activities and compulsory education requirements and a report on the increased emphasis on education that is apparent among various state programs. The third section highlights provisions of the Family Support Act of 1988 that might affect education and discusses the population which is subject to mandatory work related requirements under the Act as well as education requirements and participation standards. A brief summary concludes the document. Footnotes refer to 16 publications. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, Compulsory Education, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Labor Force Development, Politics of Education, Poverty, Role of Education, School Attendance Legislation, State Aid, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Family Support Act 1988
Note: For related documents, see ED 283 020, ED 290 881, ED 299 412, ED 297 150, CE 053 752-774, and CE 053 783-797.