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Title: Linking School and Work for Disadvantaged Youths - The YIEPP (Youth Incentive Entitlement Pilot Project) Demonstration - Final Implementation Report
Author(s): W A Diaz; J Ball; C Wolfhagen
Corporate Author: Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 318
Sponsoring Agency: Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)
New York, NY 10016-4326
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Labor
Washington, DC 20210
Grant Number: 28-36-78-36
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)
16 East 34 Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10016-4326
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the final report on the implementation and feasibility of the Youth Incentive Entitlement Pilot Projects (YIEPP) demonstration -- a large-scale test of a school-conditioned, guaranteed jobs program for teenagers from low-income families.
Abstract: The demonstration was based in part on the theory that both school completion and work experience greatly enhance the employment prospects of teenagers. Unlike previous youth employment programs, the YIEPP tied school and work together by offering jobs to all youths who met the eligibility criteria and also agreed to remain in or return to school. The demonstration began in February 1978 and ended full-scale operations in August 1980. During this time, over 76,000 youths were employed by YIEPP work sponsors at 17 project sites across the country, operated by competitively-selected CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act) prime sponsors. The demonstration showed that selected prime sponsors could feasibly enroll large numbers of economically disadvantaged youths in a guaranteed jobs program and provide them with adequate work experience despite demanding program constraints of time and scale. Disadvantaged youths, in turn, were very interested in working, even with the school condition, as evidenced by their high application and participation rates. In-school youths, however, were more attracted to the program than drop-outs, as were blacks more so than whites and younger youths more so than older ones. Less feasible was the enforcement of some of the eligibility and school performance standards. Although the requirement of school enrollment for participating youths was well-monitored, the school performance standards were more difficult to establish and enforce on an ongoing basis. Appendixes contain site profiles, supplemental tables and charts, and a methodological appendix for length of stay and termination analysis. Twenty-four references are provided. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Education; Feasibility studies; Low income target groups; Youth employment
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