ERIC Number: ED104080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Work/Study Programs on Employment of the Mentally Retarded: Some Findings from Two Sources. Working Paper No. 61.
Halpern, Andrew S.
In an investigation of the impact of prevocational training on employment status, two groups (N=49 and 59) of educable retarded former pupils in Oregon work experience programs were interviewed. Results indicated that the Ss' unemployment rates (20 percent and 46 percent were comparable to an adjusted rate for 16- to 21-year-old members of the general population. The finding that graduates of work experience programs were more successful in finding employment was corroborated by a post-hoc evaluation of national workstudy projects in which "fully served" clients were involved. Data confirmed that high school work experience programs enhanced employment potential for mentally retarded young adults. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.
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