ERIC Number: ED469904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the Costs of the DOL Welfare-to-Work Grants Program. Final Report.
Perez-Johnson, Irma; Strong, Debra; Van Noy, Michelle
The costs of the Department of Labor's Welfare-to-Work (WTW) grants program were analyzed by studying 18 WTW programs from 9 in-depth evaluation sites. The programs differed from the standpoints of their service locations, target populations, and service emphasis, and their costs variations were consistent with those differences. The 18 programs cost an estimated $22.6 million over 1 year, with per-program annual costs ranging from slightly more than $200,000 to more than $7 million. Average per-participant costs by dominant service approach were as follows: (1) enhanced direct employment programs emphasizing quick entry into employment but also offering preemployment preparation and outplacement assistance, $3,559; (2) transitional programs seeking to systematically enhance participants' employability, $4,346; (3) programs helping WTW participants prepare for jobs with employer partners, $4,513; and (4) postemployment services programs, $2,178. On average, WTW programs cost more than WIN (Work Incentives) models (average per-participant cost, $2,147), less than Supported Work (average per-participant cost, $11,572), and about the same as JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) programs (average per-participant cost, $3,327). The following items are appended: profiles of WTW programs included in the cost analysis; background information on programs comparable to WTW; and a list of WTW in-depth evaluation sites not included in the cost analysis. (Contains 30 references and 21 tables.)(MN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Data Analysis, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Estimation (Mathematics), Grants, Influences, Job Training, Measurement Techniques, National Programs, National Surveys, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Supported Employment, Tables (Data)
For full text: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/wtw-grants-eval98/costs02/report.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families