ERIC Number: ED085477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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The Federal Government and Manpower: A Critical Look at the MDTA-Institutional and Job Corps Program.
O'Neill, Dave M.
The available evidence suggests the MDTA-Institutional program should be revamped with more reliance on the private sector for production and delivery of institutional training. In his review of eleven studies of Federal manpower programs, O'Neill finds that the MDTA-Institutional program, the oldest of the Federal training approaches, has apparently failed to raise the longrun earning capacity of its trainees. This program, he concludes, has not amounted to much more than an elaborate job-finding and applicant-screening program. On the other hand, the Job Corps seems to be the program which holds the most promise for the future. The author presents various reform possibilities suggested by the evidence, including voucher loans or grants for training applicants other than the hard-core disadvantaged. Statistical tables are given to illustrate the findings. The appendix contains summaries of the eleven impact studies surveyed. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Labor Force Development, Program Effectiveness, Tables (Data), Training
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act