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ERIC Number: ED309877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of Transitional Financial Assistance for Child Care Services for JTPA/PIC Recipients.
Nunnelley, Jeanette C.; Hublar, Karen
A total of 195 clients of the Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) Private Industry Council's (PIC) transitional child care assistance program were interviewed in an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. The program was designed to allow participants the opportunity to succeed on the job and to continue to receive help in paying for child care. Information on the demographics of recipients and their families, length of training programs, wages, work schedules, and other variables was obtained. Findings indicated that the most successful clients tended to have participated in longer training programs, have fewer but younger children, be married, have worked more than 30 hours per week, and have earned more than $4.00 per hour. Those least successful were more likely to have received Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) when beginning their training programs. It was concluded that: (1) the program should be continued and studied further; (2) PIC participants with children needed careful counseling about wages and work schedules before accepting their first position after a training program; (3) intense case management of clients receiving AFDC would help enhance success rates; (4) the relationship between length of training programs and ultimate self-sufficiency warranted further examination; and (5) the study had particular significance for welfare reform. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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