ERIC Number: ED424425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Analysis Step by Step: A How-to Guide for Planners and Providers of Welfare-to-Work and Other Employment and Training Programs. Connections to Work.
Greenberg, David H.; Appenzeller, Ute
Intended for planners and providers of welfare-to-work and other employment and training programs, this guide explains the steps entailed in conducting a cost analysis. The following topics are discussed in the book's six chapters: use of cost analysis before programs and during their implementation; basics of conducting a cost analysis (issue of perspective, costs, the time dimension); costing out ongoing programs (costs per case versus aggregate costs, data needed, steps in estimating gross costs, conversion of gross costs to net costs); cost analysis of a real Job Opportunities and Basic Skills program and implications of program design for program costs; prediction of costs of programs that have not yet been implemented; and use of cost information in program design, bidding, and budgeting. Appended are the following: summary descriptions and main evaluation findings for selected employment and training programs; assignment rates, average length of stay, participation rates, and unit costs for employment and training activities; and program effects on Aid to Families with Dependant Children recipients. The report contains 20 references and a list of 50 recent publications on Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation projects. Forty-six tables/figures are included. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.