ERIC Number: ED308298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
GAIN: Child Care in a Welfare Employment Initiative. California's Greater Avenues for Independence Program.
Martinson, Karin; Riccio, James
California's Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) program requires that large numbers of welfare recipients receive job training and preparation for employment. Another component of the program addresses the child care needs of program participants. A survey of 626 single-parent program registrants in the first eight counties in which the program was implemented was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the child care program. The study found that: (1) approximately 10 percent of all mandatory registrants and 39 percent of all volunteers used GAIN-funded child care while in the program; (2) approximately 2 percent of the mandatory participants and 5 percent of the volunteers used GAIN-funded transitional child care while in initial stages of employment; (3) a majority of the respondents knew about the GAIN-funded child care; (4) more than half of GAIN participants said their youngest child was in school when they participated; and (5) although some respondents had child care problems, a large majority rated the arrangements very dependable. The study noted that the GAIN child care component is still evolving and will be changing in the future. (The document includes numerous data tables, the survey questions, and methodology.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Compliance (Legal), Day Care, Employment Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Job Training, Participant Satisfaction, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Legislation, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Social Services, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: California