ERIC Number: ED437515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Utilization of Education by Maryland's Welfare Customers.
Maryland State Dept. of Human Resources, Baltimore.
Research was conducted on the use of education services by welfare recipients in Maryland through surveying local departments of social services and using university research departments. Information was sought on the following: the number of Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) customers engaged in educational activities, the types of activities, whether local departments of social services encourage clients to engage in educational activities and whether they count education as a work activity. The study found that 1,528 persons were engaged in one of the various types of educational activities during the month of June 1999. About two-thirds of these clients were enrolled in vocational education and community colleges. The study also described successful practices in welfare-to-work educational activities and found that Maryland's approach incorporates these successful practices. The study concluded that Maryland is successfully implementing the TCA policies to facilitate customers' pursuit of education. (Accounts of the use of educational services from the local departments of social services in Allegheny County, Baltimore City, Cecil Bounty, Charles County, Frederick County, Harford County, Montgomery County, and Somerset County are included.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Government School Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Human Resources, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland