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ERIC Number: ED331596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Minority Female Single Parent Demonstration: Short-Term Economic Impacts. A Technical Research Report. Into the Working World Series. Lessons from Research.
Gordon, Anne; Burghardt, John
From 1982 through August, 1988, the Rockefeller Foundation provided funding to selected community-based organizations to operate employment-training programs for minority single mothers. Four projects--in Atlanta, Georgia; San Jose, California; Providence, Rhode Island; and Washington, D.C.--enrolled women in the Minority Female Single Parent (MFSP) demonstration project from late 1982 through 1987. The projects offered participants an array of education, job training, and support services to help them achieve stable employment in jobs that paid adequate wages. The Rockefeller Foundation contracted with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR) to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the programs implemented by these demonstration projects. This report presents an analysis of the economic impacts of the projects during the year after the women applied to the program. Following an executive summary, Chapter 1 describes the MFSP demonstration and evaluation, delineates the current policy environment, and describes the program models and service approaches. Chapter 2 reports data sources and sample characteristics, while Chapter 3 describes the employment-training experience of the treatment and control groups. Chapters 4 and 5 report the short-term impacts of the MFSP demonstration on key economic outcomes and supplementary analyses of labor-market experience and training outcomes. Along with information on child care assistance, Chapter 6 provides a summary and interpretation of the short-term impact findings. Extensive appendices provide related information, such as characteristics of program participants, methodological details, and supplementary results. Citations number 28. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Plainsboro, NJ.
Note: For a related report, see PS 019 346.