ERIC Number: ED363800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teen Parents and JOBS. 1992 Statistical Snapshot.
A June 1992 survey was conducted to determine the number of teenage mothers receiving Aid for Dependent Children (AFDC) who were participating in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program of the Family Support Act of 1988, and who were receiving education, job training, and child care. Some of the findings from the statistics gathered from the 39 responding states were as follows: (1) states continue to have a limited capacity to report JOBS teen parent data; (2) approximately 32,000 teen parents were participating in JOBS, most of them in 4 states; (3) approximately 23,000 teen parents were actively participating in a JOBS education or training component; (4) only 10 states could report the number of JOBS teen parents who received AFDC child care; and (5) only 16 states report the number of teen parents under sanction (losing support for nonparticipation)--usually a 3 percent rate or lower. Explanations offered for data collection problems and lack of participation in the states included needs for better computer systems and lack of outreach personnel. (The report includes the survey instrument, a list of the 39 states responding to the survey, and sample reports from Tennessee, Florida, and Massachusetts.) (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.