ERIC Number: ED313556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Job Training Partnership Act. Information on Training, Placements, and Wages of Male and Female Participants. Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Subcommittee on Labor, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
A study was conducted of a representative sample of 5,467 adult Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) participants who exited the program between July 1, 1985, and June 30, 1986 to determine the occupations in which male and female participants were trained and subsequently placed. Job skill level was classified as higher, moderate, or lower-level position. The study found that more than 3,800 adults in the sample received occupational training, either on the job or in occupational classroom training programs. The remaining participants received only job search assistance, basic education, and short-term work experience. The study found that a greater proportion of males were trained and placed in higher skill occupations. However, a greater proportion of females were placed in moderate skill positions. Women were more often trained and placed in clerical/typist and secretarial positions, whereas men were likely to be trained or placed in custodial, machine operator, or laborer positions. Overall, men tended to receive higher wages at placement regardless of the skill level or type of training. (The bulk of this document consists of six data tables giving numbers and percentages of males and females in various occupations in regard to training, placement, skill level, and wages.) (KC)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Females, Job Placement, Job Training, Males, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Salary Wage Differentials, Wages
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Washington, DC 20877 (first five copies free; additional copies $2.00 each; 100 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982