National Job Corps study: 20-year follow-up study using tax data

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Author: Schochet, Peter Z.


Job Corps stands out as the nation's largest career technical training and education program for at-risk youth between ages 16 and 24. Administered by the US Department of Labor (DOL), the program provides vocational, academic, health, and supportive services, primarily in a residential setting at Job Corps centers. The program's objective is to help disconnected youth become more responsible, employable, and productive citizens. Each year, Job Corps serves more than 60,000 youth, at a cost of more than $1.5 billion. Since 1964, the program has served more than 2.5 million participants....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Disadvantaged; Evaluation; Youth

Keywords: Training program; Educational program; Program evaluation; Outcomes of education and training; Employment outcomes; Youth at risk; Youth program; Employability; Attainment; Cost benefit analysis; Training administration; Longitudinal data; Longitudinal study

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: US Department of Labor, 2018

Physical description: iv, 27 p. (report) + vi, 61 p. (appendices)

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On cover: This report was prepared for the US Department of Labor (DOL), Chief Evaluation Office, by Mathematica Policy Research, under contract number DOLQ129633249/DOL-OPS-15-U

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 142.830

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