ERIC Number: ED103687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Labor Mobility Demonstration Project--Relocating the Unemployed: Evaluation and Policy Implications for a National Program.
Speight, John F.; And Others
The report provides a detailed review of the seven and one-half year Mississippi Labor Mobility Project, STAR, Inc., whose operations and research concerned the utility and feasibility of subsidizing worker relocation assistance to the unemployed/underemployed poor for the purposes of improving their economic and social opportunities. Almost 2,500 individuals and their families, at a cost of $2.2 million, were moved from areas of very limited employment opportunities to areas of expanding employment opportunities. The document provides: major policy recommendations; summary of project findings; research design and data base; description of the project populations (applicants and relocatees); sociological analysis of relocation stability (causes, benefits, and costs); an evaluation of the economic impact of the project on program participants; and a measure of project effectiveness (benefit/cost analysis and stayer/leaver model). Two phases of research were accomplished: development of organizational/operational designs for relocating the unemployed/underemployed poor and determination of the success of relocation in terms of individual relocatee gains and societal costs and benefits through investment of public funds. Appended materials include: benefit/cost analysis; model for predicting relocation stability; survey of employers' evaluations; and an annotated list of major project reports. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Job Placement, Labor Needs, Models, Occupational Mobility, Operations Research, Poverty Areas, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Relocation, Success, Tables (Data), Underemployment, Unemployment, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: STAR, Inc., Hattiesburg, MS.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi