ERIC Number: ED382767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Texas JOBS Program Evaluation. Final Report.
Texas Univ., Austin. Center for the Study of Human Resources.
This report on the early implementation of the Texas Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program and its impact on participants begins with an executive summary. An introduction outlines key research questions, components, and timelines. Section II covers program design and implementation and substate variations. The next five sections address the research questions. Section III analyzes resources and important aspects of service delivery to address resource availability, assessment and service planning, and referral and enrollment patterns. Section IV on activities and services analyzes patterns of participation in activities and services statewide and across the six entering participant cohorts. Section V on program outcomes describes the quasi-experimental analysis, presents immediate and longer-term net impact estimates, presents statewide Aid to Families with Dependent Children and employment and earnings impacts, explores influence of important program factors, and discusses substate variations. Section VI describes the approach and results from the JOBS participant perceptions interviews. Section VII on multiagency benefits/costs summarizes the methodology used in the analysis and presents estimates. Section VIII presents conclusions, observations, and policy implications. Appendixes include 154 references, participation patterns, methodology to measure program impacts, statistical results of impact analyses, survey methodology, and program cost data sources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Enrollment Trends, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Referral, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Wages, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.; Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for the Study of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Texas