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ERIC Number: ED335501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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JOBS in the South: A Review of Initial State Data. State Profiles. Statistics Related to JOBS Implementation in the South.
Greenberg, Mark; And Others
JOBS (Job Opportunities in the Business Sector) participation data from federal reports for December 1990 were reviewed for 9 of the 10 states of the South (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). Kentucky information was not available at the time of review. Although federal reporting has its problems (such as using 1 month as typical, failing to describe what "participation" involves, the way in which data are requested, and states' own perceptions of inaccuracy in their data), it is the only available source of statistics. A number of inferences were drawn from the study: (1) the number of participants in components is a small fraction of the number of adult welfare recipients in most Southern states; (2) education below the postsecondary level is the largest activity in most Southern states; (3) the size of the skills training and job readiness components varies considerably from state to state; (4) a sizable percentage of participants are in postsecondary activities; (5) job search is not a large program component; (6) there is almost no involvement in on-the-job training and work supplementation; (7) most states do not have substantial participation in work experience programs; (8) the first states to implement JOBS in the South have varied widely in the extent to which they draw available federal funds; (9) a significant portion of JOBS spending is going to assessment costs; and (10) there is great variation in the numbers of participants receiving child care assistance. (Statistical profiles are provided for the 10 states.) (KC)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.; Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.