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Sum, Andrew; Mangum, Garth; Taggart, Robert – 2002
Although young people across the United States have suffered disproportionately in the recent recession, the economic and social effects of high levels of youth unemployment have received only scant media and political attention and few state or federal dollars. Analyses of successful youth and young adult programs identified seven core principles…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Ladders, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns
Mangum, Garth; Mangum, Stephen; Sum, Andrew; Callahan, James; Fogg, Neal – 1999
The effectiveness of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 was critiqued. WIA was praised for providing an avenue for communication among state and local agencies during development of workforce development plans, potentially allowing individuals to choose from a wider array of services and service providers, spreading the concept of one-stop…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, At Risk Persons, Career Centers, Delivery Systems
Fogg, Neal; Sum, Andrew; Mangum, Garth – 1999
The case for and consequences of redefining poverty were considered. The analysis focused on the following issues: (1) remeasuring poverty in a time of prosperity; (2) alternative poverty measures; (3) consequences of and enhanced poverty threshold; (4) assessing the performance of employment and training programs in achieving income adequacy…
Descriptors: Classification, Cost Indexes, Costs, Definitions
Plein, L. Christopher – 2001
Structured work and training activities for welfare recipients in West Virginia began in 1962 when the state's entire caseload of two-parent families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children was enrolled in mandatory work and training activities. In 1980s-1990s, the Community Work Experience Program became an important tool in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Legal), Economic Climate, Economic Opportunities
O'Shea, Daniel; King, Christopher T. – 2001
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) was the first significant attempt to retool the nation's workforce development programs since the early 1980s. Titles I-V of the WIA do the following things: (1) establish the purposes, goals and operational framework of a workforce development system designed to increase participants' employment,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Adult Education, Adult Literacy
Kamimura, Gary – 1998
Washington's apprenticeship program was compared to other programs providing preparation for employment. The following were among the items considered in the comparative analysis: gains in job-specific skill competencies; relationship of training to postprogram employment; participant satisfaction; employer satisfaction; employment opportunities;…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Apprenticeships, Basic Skills
Barnow, Burt S., Ed.; King, Christopher T., Ed. – 2000
This book, which is intended for policymakers, administrators, and researchers, contains 13 research papers and reviews of the literature on increasing the effectiveness of publicly funded training. The following papers are included: "Publicly Funded Training in a Changing Labor Market" (Burt S. Barnow, Christopher T. King); "The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Dislocated Workers
Department of Labor, Chicago, IL. Region V. – 1989
This document is the first volume of a two-volume resource guide to help states and localities take advantage of new Federal initiatives to increase services to youth under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). It summarizes the performance management principles and options available to program administrators identified in discussion papers…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, At Risk Persons, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs
Barnow, Burt S.; Aron, Laudan Y. – 1989
This paper provides an overview of federally sponsored training programs. For the major programs identified, it discusses the level of federal support, the eligibility requirements for the program, the characteristics of the participants, and the types of training provided. An important issue for this study is the definition of training; the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Disadvantaged, Educational Practices
Simms, Margaret C. – 1989
Several social objectives influence government sponsorship of employment programs: (1) training for mobility to reduce disruptions caused by change; and (2) increasing skill levels to increase productivity. Evaluation of program effectiveness considers whether the program served its target groups, what activities were provided, and what the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Disadvantaged, Eligibility
Gainer, William J. – 1989
The General Accounting Office (GAO) commented on H.R. 2039, which would amend both the adult and youth titles of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). GAO's analysis suggested the following: (1) although H.R. 2039 proposes to target greater resources to those who are hard to serve by requiring that 50 percent of adult JTPA participants have one…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Compliance (Legal), Employment Programs, Federal Legislation
Smith, Thomas J. – 1993
For 30 years, the following programming strategies have become the backbone of public policy regarding youth employment: work experience, labor market preparation, job placement, on-the-job training, and occupational training. Three sources were used to analyze the effects of these core employment strategies on youth: a 1985 comprehensive study of…
Descriptors: Career Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Research
Dement, Edward F. – 1985
A nationwide study examined the roles, responsibilities, and major accomplishments of the State Job Training Coordinating Councils (SJTCCs) under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). The 50-state assessment also documented the nature and extent of council involvement with governors, legislatures, and JTPA's local Private Industry Councils…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Coordinators
Evaluation Forum, 1994
This document, which is directed toward employment and training professionals analyzing/researching policies and issues in education, occupational training, work and welfare, and economic development, contains feature articles, commentary, interviews, and other information on the role of education, training, and employment strategies in reducing…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Demography
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1994
This report summarizes the program activities and research and evaluation projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) during program year 1990 and fiscal year 1991. Chapter 1, which focuses on program activities, discusses the activities of advisory groups and other initiatives undertaken…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies
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