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

Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
Jun 30, 2001
John Burghardt, Peter Z. Schochet, Sheena McConnell, Terry Johnson, R. Mark Gritz, Steven Glazerman, John Homrighausen, and Russell Jackson
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.

Evaluation of the Job Corps Program


U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

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John Burghardt
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Sheena McConnell
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