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ERIC Number: ED441978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-9
Pages: 419
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
National Job Corps Study: The Short-Term Impacts of Job Corps on Participants' Employment and Related Outcomes. Final Report. Report and Evaluation Report Series 00-A.
Schochet, Peter Z.; Burghardt, John; Glazerman, Steven
A national study estimated the short-term impacts of Job Corps (JC) on participants' employment and related outcomes during the 30 months after random assignment. Results for the short-term impact analysis were based on a comparison of eligible program participants randomly assigned to a program group (n=9,409) or a control group (n=5,977) that did not participate in JC. The analysis relied primarily on interview data. Findings indicated most program group participants stayed in JC for a substantial period of time; program group enrollees participated extensively in the core JC activities; differences in subgroups' JC experiences were small; JC substantially increased the education and training that program participants received; similar percentages of program and control group members were enrolled in education and training programs toward the end of the 30-month period; JC participation led to substantial increases in the receipt of General Educational Development and vocational certificates; JC generated positive earnings impact by 2 years after random assignment; and program group members secured higher-paying jobs with slightly more benefits. JC participation reduced receipt of public assistance benefits; significantly reduced arrest and conviction rates; had no impacts on the self-reported use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs; had no impact on family formation; and had no impact on mobility. (Appendixes include 20 references and supplementary tables.) (YLB)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.; Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers, Seattle, WA.; Decision Information Resources, Inc., Houston, TX.