ERIC Number: ED040315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Community Action Program in Austin and Travis County, Texas. Final Report.
Tracor, Inc., Austin, TX.
Produced in four parts, this report covers a study of poor people in Austin, Texas, begun in 1967. Initial research efforts defined the problem and identified the population to be studied. An interim report was then made on the first year's findings. This involved evaluating some of the community action programs (CAP) and identifying and analyzing the poverty syndrome in Austin. A change in the focus of study was then made; more emphasis was to be put on evaluating CAP effectiveness. Consideration was given to such aspects as organizational development; integration of CAP into the Austin Welfare network; provisions for maximum feasible neighborhood participation; communication among members of the Human Opportunities Corporation; legal aid, day care, and other non CAP poverty programs; information and referral systems; personal and family characteristics of the poor; the Foster Grandparents program; unemployment and underemployment; CAP impact on clients' incomes; and an economic profile of the Travis County, Texas, metropolitan area. (Included are an appendix and 272 tables and figures.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Ancillary Services, Child Care, Community Action, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Job Placement, Labor Force Development, Older Adults, Poverty Programs, Program Evaluation, Social Services, Statistical Data, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Welfare Recipients
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-188-328 through PB-188-331, each priced at MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tracor, Inc., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)