Senior Fellow Peter Schochet, Ph.D., talks about Mathematica's role in providing a randomized control trial of the Job Corps program, the first such study of a major education and training program to have that design.
Peter Schochet - The National Job Corps Study
Looking to the Future: Job Corps External Review
The study is looking at structural and service delivery changes to enhance Job Corps, the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24. The review builds on prior rigorous research demonstrating that the Job Corps has promise.
Evaluation of the Job Corps Program
The study was the first nationally representative experimental evaluation of a federal employment and training program for disadvantaged youth. From late 1994 to early 1996, nearly 81,000 eligible applicants nationwide were randomly assigned to either a program or control group.
The External Review of Job Corps: An Evidence Scan Report
The external review covers a broad range of topics that are relevant to the Job Corps program, including program operations and services.
The External Review of Job Corps: Directions for Future Research
This report summarizes evaluation design options for research questions related to the provision of youth services in Job Corps.