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The Los Angeles Jobs-First GAIN Evaluation [microform] : Final Report on a Work First Program in a Major Urban Center / Stephen Freedman, Jean Tansey Knab and Lisa A. Gennetian
Bib ID 5672273
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Freedman, Stephen
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
295 p. 

A large-scale evaluation was conducted of Jobs-First GAIN, a strongly employment-focused mandatory welfare-to-work program. Its main features were an unusually intensive program orientation; high quality job clubs; job development activities; strong encouragement to take entry-level jobs and combine work and welfare in the short-term; and relatively tough, enforcement-oriented case management. The research sample included 15,683 single parents and 5,048 members of 2-parent families. The net cost of Jobs-First GAIN was relatively low. These impacts for single parents were identified: Jobs-First GAIN led to substantial two-year increases in employment and earnings; modest reductions in welfare and Food Stamp receipts and large reductions in welfare and Food Stamp payments were produced; a small net increase in total income in year 2 was produced; use of child care increased, as did the incidence of child care problems that affected employment; the child outcomes examined showed no systematic effects; larger employment and earnings gains were achieved than with the county's previous, basic-education-focused program; many different types of welfare recipients were benefited; and costs were more than offset by savings in welfare payments and other types of assistance. Impacts for two-parent families were somewhat larger than for single-parent families. Two-year earnings gains increased for both men and women in two-parent families, with the average gain for men being nearly twice as large as women's. (YLB)


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Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Social Services, CA.

Sponsoring Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

ERIC Note: For first-year evaluation findings, see ED 431 132.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Education.  |  Cost Effectiveness.  |  Employment Patterns.  |  Employment Programs.  |  Entry Workers.  |  Income.  |  Job Search Methods.  |  Low Income.  |  Poverty Programs.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  State Programs.  |  Welfare Recipients.  |  California (Los Angeles County) Welfare to Work Programs
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Knab, Jean Tansey, author  |  Gennetian, Lisa A., author  |  Navarro, David, author  |  Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY
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