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Does Job Corps Work? Summary of the National Job Corps Study

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  • John Burghardt
  • Peter Z. Schochet
  • Sheena McConnell
  • Terry Johnson
  • R. Mark Gritz
  • Steven Glazerman
  • John Homrighausen
  • Russell Jackson
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    Abstract

    Summarizes the main findings from a series of other reports on the study. Concludes that centers deliver comprehensive and consistent services. Furthermore, Job Corps makes a meaningful difference in educational attainment and earnings; gains are found across most groups of students and types of settings. Finally, the program is cost-effective, with benefits to society exceeding costs of the program by nearly $17,000 per participant.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 2952.

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    Length: 32
    Date of creation: 30 Jun 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:2952

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    Cited by:
    1. Flores-Lagunes, Alfonso & Gonzalez, Arturo & Neumann, Todd C., 2005. "Learning but Not Earning? The Value of Job Corps Training for Hispanic Youths," IZA Discussion Papers 1638, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Jan Blustein, 2005. "Toward a more public discussion of the ethics of federal social program evaluation," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(4), pages 824-846.
    3. Blank, Rebecca M., 2002. "Can equity and efficiency complement each other?," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(4), pages 451-468, September.
    4. David S. Lee, 2005. "Training, Wages, and Sample Selection: Estimating Sharp Bounds on Treatment Effects," NBER Working Papers 11721, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    5. Carolyn J. Heinrich & Gerald Marschke, 2010. "Incentives and their dynamics in public sector performance management systems," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 29(1), pages 183-208.

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