ERIC Number: ED070857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-5
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The Impact of Urban WIN Programs. Final Report.
Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.
The focus of the report is on the record and potential of urban Work Incentive (WIN) Programs for improving the status of disadvantaged workers. The single most important observation is that WIN Program efforts have no significant impact on the number or quality of jobs attained by the disadvantaged. These indices of program output are almost entirely dependent on labor market parameters over which WIN has no control. Nevertheless, WIN efforts are instrumental in raising educational levels and vocational skills, outputs which yield immediate satisfaction to program participants and which also enhance job prospects when labor markets improve. The study is based on 2-year observations in 32 urban areas and includes recommendations for program design. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Motivation, Placement, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Projects, Unskilled Workers, Urban Areas, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-210-469, MF $.65; See catalog for hardcopy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.