ERIC Number: ED375184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Building Self-Sufficiency among Welfare-Dependent Teenage Parents: Lessons from the Teenage Parent Demonstration.
Maynard, Rebecca, Ed.
This report synthesizes first-phase evaluation results of the Teenage Parent Demonstration program. This program, whose cornerstone is case management, responded to three concerns: (1) rising welfare caseloads; (2) persistently high rates of teenage pregnancies and births; and (3) the high probability that teenage parents will go onto welfare and have especially long spells of dependency. The first evaluation phase involved a 30-month follow-up study of participants and covered a wide range of issues related to service needs, service-use patterns, service-delivery strategies, and program impacts. The paper first describes the demonstration program and profiles the population of welfare-dependent teenage parents in the demonstration sites. Next, it discusses early lessons about the program's effects on out-of-home activity rates and a wide range of economic and social outcomes. The report concludes with discussions of program design and implementation lessons. Contains a list of other project reports and related publications. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delivery Systems, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment, Improvement Programs, Low Income Groups, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Welfare Recipients, Workshops
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.