ERIC Number: ED245007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Longer Term Impacts of Pre-Employment Services on the Employment and Earnings of Disadvantaged Youth: A Project of the Private Sector Initiatives Demonstration of Public/Private Ventures.
Lah, David; And Others
This report represents the completion of an extensive evaluation of pre-employment programs as potential strategies for moving disadvantaged youth into private sector jobs. The report inspects long-run impacts on participants in five "70001 Pre-employment Programs" by analyzing data from followup interviews of participant and comparison youth between 24 and 40 months after intake into the program. (The 70001 programs couple modest job-readiness and educational training with job placement; the opportunity to take GED classes is also provided.) Results show that although 70001 had a positive effect on youth employability in the short run, there is no evidence of permanent or long-run effects on employability, as measured by subsequent likelihood of employment, earnings, or type of job held at 24 to 40 months after intake into the program. Participation did, however, positively affect GED attainment. A discussion of methodology and supplementary tabular data about program participants are provided in the appendices. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.