ERIC Number: ED335559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring the Return on the Investment: An Analysis of Adults Served under the Georgia Job Training Partnership Program. Executive Summary.
Georgia State Dept. of Labor, Atlanta.
A study in Georgia evaluated the pre-program to post-program changes in employment, earnings, and welfare dependency for the 6,693 Title II-A adults that occurred between application and participant follow-up 13 weeks after leaving the state's Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program during the 1989-90 program year. Findings revealed significant evidence that JTPA receives a meaningful return on the resources invested in the training. Some specific results are the following: (1) adults experienced increased employment, shifting from 83 percent unemployed at application to 65 percent employed 13 weeks after leaving the program; (2) clients experienced reductions in welfare program participation, dropping from 26 percent at application to 16 percent 13 weeks after leaving the program; (3) aggregate earnings of the 6,693 participants rose 587 percent, from $138,150 per week at application to $949,470 13 weeks after leaving the program; (4) food stamp usage was reduced from 38 percent at application to 24 percent 13 weeks after leaving the program; and (5) costs of the program should be repaid in approximately one and one-half years through reduced welfare costs and taxes paid by former participants. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Labor, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982