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ERIC Number: ED139865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of WIN II: A Longitudinal Evaluation.
Schiller, Bradley; And Others
This report provides a comprehensive evaluation of WIN-II, the public employment and supportive service program designed to assist welfare (AFDC) recipients attain economic self support. WIN-II was fully operational from 1973-1975, and emphasized rapid job placements for employable welfare recipients. The objective of this study was to assess how successful WIN-II was in achieving its goals. WIN-II is evaluated in this report in terms of the extent to which it contributed to the following: (1) an increase in the employment (weeks worked) of participants, (2) an increase in the annual earnings, (3) a reduction in duration of welfare dependency, (4) a reduction in the amount (cost) of welfare dependency, and (5) an increase in the income of participants. The basis of this evaluation consists of several data sources, among them, the following: (1) a longitudinal series of three interviews with program participants at 78 WIN sites, (2) an identical series of interviews with a comparison group of non-participating WIN registrants, and official WIN record data on participants. In addition to estimating the net impact of the WIN-II program, i.e., the extent to which the socioeconomic status of participants changed solely as a result of WIN participation and related service receipt, the paper identifies the impact of different WIN services. The evaluation indicates that WIN-II was a heterogeneous program and that estimates of average net impact are of relatively little use. At best, they indicate that the program assisted welfare participants in achieving a slightly higher level of self support, and did so on an economically cost effective basis. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.