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

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

Published: Jun 30, 2001
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
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Associated Project

Evaluation of the Job Corps Program

Time frame: 1993-2006

Prepared for:

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

Authors

Peter Z. Schochet

Terry Johnson

R. Mark Gritz

Steven Glazerman

John Homrighausen

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.

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