ERIC Number: ED427153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Job Training under Welfare Reform.
Bloomer, Karin; Finney, Johanna; Gault, Barbara
IWPR Welfare Reform Network News, n9/10 Aug-Sep 1997
This newsletter double issue is totally devoted to this report. The report presents an overview of recent policy changes related to job training and education for welfare recipients. It also presents the findings of research on several types of job training programs, discusses the data on the economic value of basic and higher education, and provides information on innovative, nontraditional training programs that have effectively used comprehensive approaches. The research found that the long-term, intensive training that is needed to produce long-term gains in unemployment and wages for welfare recipients may not be cost effective for the states, especially in the short term. Research suggests that a mix of approaches to training welfare recipients may be the most economical way to train welfare recipients for unemployment. Contains 32 references. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Note: "Revised May 1998."