ERIC Number: ED064520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Decision-Making in the Work Incentive Program. Final Report.
Reid, William J., Ed.; Smith, Audrey D., Ed.
This study explored the nature of decisions concerning program entry, training component, continuation in the program, job choice, and child care arrangements. The participants were 151 caseworkers, 318 Aid for Dependent Children (AFDC) mothers referred to or participating in one of three Work Incentive (WIN) programs, and 121 WIN team members. To investigate the factors affecting the decisions, the processes that produced them, and the respondents' evaluations of the decisions and decision-making process, structured interviews were held with caseworkers, clients, and team members in Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit. Analysis of interview data revealed that the caseworker's decision to refer a client to WIN seemed most strongly influenced by her perception of the client's motivation. The majority of the AFDC women thought they would be pressured or penalized in some way if they did not participate in WIN. Despite this feeling of pressure, 90 percent indicated they were "pleased" or "very pleased" over their referral to WIN. WIN team members were in agreement that the other staff members were their most useful source in acquiring information to help them do their jobs. These and other major results are discussed. (SB)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. School of Social Service Administration.