ERIC Number: ED415379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Food Stamp Employment and Training/JOBS Conformance Demonstration: Impact Evaluation Final Report.
Schexnayder, Deanna T.; Olson, Jerome A.
An evaluation was conducted of the Texas Food Stamp Employment and Training (FSE&T)/Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program Conformance Demonstration. The BOND (Better Opportunities for New Directions) demonstration program tested conformance compatibility between the FSE&T and JOBS programs. It enacted such policy changes as exemption criteria, sanction policy, and service to volunteers, while offering participants case management, a broader array of component activities, and increased access to supportive services. An impact study analyzed program data from two sites. Findings indicated that two policy changes had the greatest effect on participation patterns: volunteer participation and increased availability of child care. Volunteers chose to increase labor market skills through vocational training or post-secondary education and differed markedly from mandatory participants. Changes in the exemption criteria and sanction policy had little effect on participation patterns. BOND participants enrolled in a broader array of services than those in the comparison site. Unadjusted net employment rates increased significantly for first-year BOND participants. Three of four BOND objectives were met: continuity of services, expanded activity components and supportive services, and resources targeted to participant need. (Statistical results are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, Comparative Analysis, Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Job Placement, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Tables (Data), Tenure, Vocational Education, Volunteers, Wages, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Work Experience
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for the Study of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Texas