ERIC Number: ED159364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-26
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Unassigned Recipients/Registrants in the WIN Program. Final Report.
A study was performed to determine (1) the characteristics of unassigned recipients in the Work Incentive (WIN) program; (2) what services are currently being offered to this group and what services they need to increase their employment potential; (3) the amount of time they spend in this status and the frequency of their movement in and out of it; and (4) the implications for legislation, WIN resource allocation, program design, and operations. (An unassigned recipient is a client who is neither assigned for training nor employed full time in a subsidized or unsubsidized job.) Based on a sample collected from February through May 1977 of 11,366 client files from sixty-nine sites located in fifteen states, it was found that seventy-one percent of the total WIN population are unassigned recipients, and that within the program they rarely progress to another status. Although seventy-one percent of the unassigned recipients consider themselves job ready, their employability is being impeded by barriers such as age and ethnic origin (males under twenty and Spanish-origin females form the largest number in this category); lack of resources and insufficient job openings at the local WIN sites; lack of supportive services such as child care; and medical problems. Recommendations to aid in the removal of these obstacles are offered. (ELG)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Problems, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Utilization, Participant Characteristics, Program Development, Program Improvement, Unemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: P/RA Research, Inc., East Meadow, NY.