ERIC Number: ED335488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
From Welfare to Work.
Gueron, Judith M.; Pauly, Edward
This study synthesizes completed and current studies about the impact and cost effectiveness of welfare-to-work programs and the different approaches used in various local contexts and for important groups of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients. Chapter 1 sets forth conclusions and policy implications from the completed welfare-to-work studies of the 1980s. Chapter 2 reviews the evolution of state welfare-to-work programs and the distinctive features of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program legislation. It provides a framework for both the JOBS evaluation and this volume by identifying the dimensions of a welfare-to-work program and the local context that can affect program impacts. It concludes with discussion of some issues that arise in estimating program impacts and making comparisons across evaluations. Chapter 3 describes the database for this synthesis, identifying the nature and status of the range of available studies. Chapters 4 and 5 outline the findings (and the forthcoming studies) on each of the key welfare-to-work program dimensions and impacts, overall and for relevant subgroups. Chapter 6 identifies major gaps in knowledge that constitute the challenge for future research in this area. Appendixes include program cost information, supplemental data tables, 126 references, and subject and author indexes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Cost Effectiveness, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Services, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Resource Allocation, State Programs, Success, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program