ERIC Number: ED103717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the East Los Angeles Youth Training and Employment Project.
Beltramo, Michael N.; And Others
Using a regression analysis technique, the authors produced a profile of clients, many of whom are Mexican-American, of the East Los Angeles Youth Training and Employment Project (YTEP), in an attempt to correlate YTEP participation with probable later success. In addition to data from an earlier Rand survey of 7,659 clients, YTEP collected program data from 229 of 501 sampled. Results were considered low in predictive value because of (1) the questionnaire method, and (2) the size of the population sample. Findings from the questionnaire responses are tabulated and discussed in detail. Analysis of independent variables (age, sex, education, time since client last attended YTEP, and length of stay in YTEP) led to the conclusion that clients who had the greatest amount of education and who spent the longest time in YTEP had the highest probability of success. It was not possible to determine from the results which aspect of the YTEP program to emphasize. The report also recommended that poverty programs have their own data collection systems and exercise quality control in them. (MDW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.