ERIC Number: ED346332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of the JOBS Program in Ohio: A Process Study. First Annual Report.
Hollenbeck, Kevin; And Others
This document is the first annual report of findings for the process analysis component of an evaluation of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (JOBS) in Ohio. Chapter I reviews the legislative history of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and related programs and describes work programs and work program evaluations in Ohio. Chapter II documents site visits to 15 demonstration counties in the first quarter of 1989. Three sections describe each county program, summarize key program characteristics across all demonstration counties, and discuss generalizability to the rest of Ohio. Chapter III analyzes work program data for AFDC clients in all counties in which JOBS is operational. It describes the data source and procedures followed in constructing the analysis files. Statistical analyses follow. Work program caseload size and client characteristics are discussed, an analysis of the various program components is presented, and the amount of time that clients spend in various statuses is analyzed. Chapter IV synthesizes the evidence from the case studies concerning four special topics: county departments of human services staffing and organization, client participation, interagency linkages, and the community work experience program activity. Chapter V gives policy and operational suggestions for Ohio Department of Human Services and county administrators. Appendixes include detailed tabular presentations of data to supplement Chapter III analyses and a list of 20 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Formative Evaluation, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Human Services, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children