ERIC Number: ED241725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Economic Impact of the Job Corps Program. Third Follow-up Report.
Mallar, Charles; And Others
This report presents data and findings on the economic impact of Job Corps on its participants and analyses of the program's benefits in relation to its costs. Findings are based on postprogram experience of individuals enrolled in the Job Corps in 1977, compared to a group of disadvantaged youth not in the program. The first three chapters introduce the report, review the Job Corps program and the evaluation, and discuss the estimation procedures used in the data analysis underlying subsequent chapters. Chapters 4 through 7 present the empirical findings on whether Job Corps is successful in (1) increasing employment and earnings; (2) improving future labor market opportunities through higher education, military training, and other human capital activities; (3) reducing dependence on welfare assistance and other public transfers; and (4) reducing criminality among former Corps members. The comparative evaluation of Job Corps benefits and costs is summarized in chapter 8. Chapter 9 examines issues pertaining to drawing general inferences about Job Corps from the existing data and discusses the generalizability of the findings. Chapter 10 offers some concluding remarks. It confirms that Job Corps had a positive and sizable impact on participants and that its economic benefits for society are greater than its costs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Evaluation and Research.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.