ERIC Number: ED472161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using Place-Based Random Assignment and Comparative Interrupted Time-Series Analysis To Evaluate the Jobs-Plus Employment Program for Public Housing Residents.
Bloom, Howard S.; Rico, James A.
This paper describes a place-based research demonstration program to promote and sustain employment among residents of selected public housing developments in U.S. cities. Because all eligible residents of the participating public housing developments were free to take part in the program, it was not possible to study its impacts in a classical experiment, with random assignment of individual residents to the program or a control group. Instead, the impact analysis is based on a design that selected matching groups of two or three public housing developments in each participating city and randomly assigned one to the program and the other(s) to a control group. In addition, an 11-year comparative interrupted time-series analysis is being used to strengthen the place-based random assignment design. Preliminary analyses of baseline data suggest that this two-pronged approach will provide credible estimates of program impacts. An appendix lists the papers and reports related to the Jobs-Plus Community Revitalization Initiative for Public Housing Families. (Contains 4 tables, 6 figures, and 56 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.