ERIC Number: ED109401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Long Term Follow-Through of Participants in the Vermont Experimental and Demonstration Project.
Cashman, John R.; Mattson, Robert E.
The report describes a Vermont project begun in 1970 and designed to assess the long term value of the Special Work Project (SWP), or Public Service Employment, as a vehicle for providing transitional employment to unemployed members of low income families with children receiving public aid. The study attempted to contact and interview the 609 participants who had completed or terminated Special Work Training prior to June, 1973, in order to determine their employment status and public aid recipient status at 9, 12. 18, 24, and 30 months subsequent to SWP. At each follow-through contact, completers were significantly more likely to be employed than were terminators (69% of completers versus 44 percent of terminators). Among all 486 trainees located and interviewed, there was a significant decrease in persons receiving public assistance, from 58 percent to 32 percent, between the time of entry into SWP training and the follow-through contact nine months subsequent to training. The study also describes hourly wage experience over time, types of employment, characteristics of trainees, and trainees' perception of project value. Twenty-two detailed tables are included, and additional project data is appended. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Followup Studies, Job Training, Labor Utilization, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Underemployment, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Employment Service, Montpelier. Dept. of Employment Security.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont