ERIC Number: ED363697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Coordination in Texas Pre-JOBS Job Training/Welfare Programs: Final Project Report. Final in a Series of Four Reports on JTPA/Welfare Coordination Efforts. Revised.
King, Christopher T.; Schexnayder, Deanna T.
A multiyear research project was conducted to document and analyze state and local coordination among programs designed to move Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients in Texas from welfare dependency to economic self-sufficiency and to assess the degree to which coordination resulted in movement from welfare into employment. The project relied on two research components: (1) field visits to selected areas to document the nature and extent of local program coordination in 11 regions, and (2) statistical analysis of agency records to determine the impact of coordination on key outcomes for welfare recipients. Significant changes in the influence of selected program variables on AFDC duration and employment outcomes between the baseline and coordination periods were documented in all regions studied. It was concluded that coordination is indeed improving the performance of welfare-to-work programs in Texas. A series of recommendations for enhancing welfare-to-work program design and improving interprogram and interagency coordination were developed on the basis of insights developed throughout the project. (Contains 42 references. Appended are 24 tables summarizing statistical results by region and 4 tables detailing the influence of marital status on probability of getting on or off the AFDC program.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Comparative Analysis, Coordination, Differences, Employment Patterns, Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Prevocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Regional Characteristics, Regional Planning, Statewide Planning, Tables (Data), Transitional Programs, Welfare Services
Center for the Study of Human Resources, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 107 West 27th Street, Austin, TX 78712.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for the Study of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Job Training Partnership Act 1982