ERIC Number: ED361488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Saturation Work Initiative Model in San Diego: A Five-Year Follow-up Study.
Friedlander, Daniel; Hamilton, Gayle
The effectiveness of the Saturation Work Initiative Model (SWIM) was evaluated after its fifth year of operation in San Diego. Data on SWIM on participants' employment, earnings, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) receipt were compared to those persons in one of several control groups consisting of members of the AFDC-unemployed parent and AFDC-family group categories. The sizes of the experimental and control samples studied varied depending on duration of participation in the program; however, the sizes of the experimental and control samples considered in any given analysis were always nearly identical to one another. SWIM proved to be a highly successful and cost-effective program. It increased participants' earnings over the 5-year follow-up period by $2,076 annually per single-parent family and $1,060 annually per two-parent family. SWIM participation accelerated job finding and resulted in AFDC reductions of almost $2,000 per experimental single- and two-parent family over the 5-year period. With net costs of about $900 per participant, SWIM produced substantial gains for government budgets. (Appended are results of Greater Avenues for Independence [GAIN] casefile reviews, supplemental tables, and a subgroup benefit-cost analysis. Forty-one tables and 19 references are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego)