ERIC Number: ED053302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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A Cost-Effectiveness Study of the In-School and Summer Neighborhood Youth Corps.
Somers, Gerald G.; Stromsdorfer, Ernst W.
This nationwide study to determine the cost-effectiveness of the Neighborhood Youth Corps Program (NYC) is based on participants from projects in operation during fiscal year 1965-66 and 1966-67. Out of the original 1,120 projects 60 were randomly selected, 20 from the three regions--north, south, and west. The sample size of the participants was 780 for the estimation of educational benefits and 676 for economic benefits. An interview survey technique was used to collect data, as well as a mail questionnaire and telephone contacts. Specific conclusions were: (1) The program had no significant effect on the number of high school grades completed, (2) Participants of the program who finished high school were more likely to continue their education after graduation, (3) The participants' earnings were enhanced more by encouragement to participate in the labor force than by increased skills and reduced unemployment, and (4) Negroes gained more from the program than any other ethnic group. (GEB)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.