ERIC Number: ED181142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
Schooling and Work Among Youths from Low-Income Households; A Baseline Report from the Entitlement Demonstration.
Barclay, Suzanne; And Others
Unemployment among young people, particularly for minorities and the disadvantaged, has been a persistent and growing problem in this country for the past decades. In response to this situation, Congress in 1977 enacted the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act, the first comprehensive job and training legislation devoted solely to youth unemployment. One of the initiatives established under this Act is the Youth Incentive Entitlement Pilot Projects, also known as the Youth Entitlement Demonstration. These projects are intended to demonstrate the efficacy of combined work and education or training as a remedy to high youth unemployment, low labor force participation and excessive school dropout rates. The Entitlement Demonstration is targeted for youth between the ages of 16 and 19 who reside in low-income households and who have not received a high school diploma or its equivalent. Survey results indicate that Entitlement demonstrations are serving the youth population most in need and are using innovative approaches to providing jobs while discouraging the dropping-out of school. The success of these approaches is likely to depend upon: (1) youth perceptions of the attractiveness of the job offer; and (2) the extent to which program operators are able to provide meaningful job experiences, accurate monitoring of school and work performance, and believable deterrents to participant non-performance. (RLV)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Federal Programs, Labor Force Nonparticipants, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, Office of Publications/Public Information, 3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act