ERIC Number: ED265245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Employment and Training Programs. The YEDPA Years.
Betsey, Charles L., Ed.; And Others
This study is an evaluation of the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA) which was in effect from 1977-1981. The first chapter summarizes the youth employment problem and draws conclusions and makes recommendations based upon the data in the report. The next chapter draws a detailed picture of the youth unemployment problem, showing the widening gap between black and other youth in finding and keeping jobs, as well as the increasing problems for Hispanics and children from low income families. Chapter 3 describes the implementation of YEDPA and shows how the legislative mandates, time schedules, and program and policy environment in which it operated determined the course of its programs and created constraints on its operation. Chapter 4 outlines the procedures used in evaluating the effectiveness of the programs. Chapters 5-8 report on the effectiveness of the occupational skills training, labor market preparation, temporary jobs, and job placement programs. Chapter 9 summarizes the research on program effectiveness derived from large, representative national samples, using national data bases. Appendices which are half of this report include: (1) "Standardized Data Collection for Large-Scale Program Evaluation: An Assessment of the YEDPA-SAS Experience" (Charles F. Turner); (2) A list of reports considered by the committee in its assessment--150-item bibliography; (3) "Implications of the Youth Employment Experience for Improving Applied Research and Evaluation Policy" (Robert Boruch); and (4) "Estimates of Effects of Employment and Training Programs Derived from National Longitudinal Surveys and Continuous Longitudinal Manpower Survey" (Valerie Nelson and Charles F. Turner). These reports are followed by five commissioned papers: "Knowledge Development under the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act, 1977-1981" (Richard F. Elmore); "The Social Context of Youth Employment Programs" (Elijah Anderson); "Youth Joblessness and Race: Evidence from the 1980 Census" (George Cave); "Hispanic Youth in the Labor Market: An Analysis of High School and Beyond" (Roberto Fernandez; and "The Participation of Young Women in Employment and Training Programs" (Margaret Simms). The study includes a brief index. (CG) (CG)
Descriptors: Blacks, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Females, Hispanic Americans, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Unemployment, Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418 ($24.95 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act