ERIC Number: ED259142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Assistance Planning Programs for Welfare Recipients: An Evaluation and the Development of a Screening Measure.
Peterson, Gary W.; And Others
A project was conducted to develop an assessment instrument for use in identifying welfare recipients who are potentially employable and to evaluate the effectiveness of Florida's three existing pilot employment assistance planning programs (termed PAPAs after the Public Assistance Productivity Act). Data on the employment status of 98 individuals were collected 60 days and again 180 days after they had registered in a PAPA. Data on the employment status of an additional 121 persons 60 days after they had registered in a PAPA were also examined. The optimal criterion measure for identification of employability variables was found to be employment status 180 days after registration. Four predictor variables were also found to be significantly related to employment status 180 days after PAPA registration. A prototype employability screening instrument based on these four variables was proposed. Six standards for evaluating existing PAPAs were developed. Preliminary cost-benefit analyses of Florida's three existing PAPAs indicated that the cost-effectiveness of serving all cohorts of clients examined has been improving significantly. (Appendixes to this report include the existing and proposed PAPA evaluation instruments.) (MN)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Cost Effectiveness, Employment Level, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Feasibility Studies, Job Performance, Pilot Projects, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Screening Tests, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Test Construction, Test Validity, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept.of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tallahassee. Div. of Economic Services.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Florida