Employment assistance programs (21 - 30 of 43 items)
At-Risk and Delinquent Youth: Multiple Federal Programs Raise Efficiency Questions
HEHS-96-34: Published: Mar 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal programs for at-risk and delinquent youth, focusing on: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1995 appropriations dedicated to youth programs; and (2) the potential for program overlap and duplication of services.GAO found that: (1) there are 131 programs administered by 16 federal agencies that can benefit at-risk and delinquent youth; (2) 60 percent of th...
Welfare to Work: Approaches That Help Teenage Mothers Complete High School
HEHS/PEMD-95-202: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on local programs that help teenage mothers complete their secondary education as a step toward self-sufficiency.GAO found that: (1) communities have responded to the growth of unwed teenage mothers by creating programs to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency by completing their secondary education; (2) three of the five programs...
Welfare to Work: Child Care Assistance Limited; Welfare Reform May Expand Needs
HEHS-95-220: Published: Sep 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1995.
GAO examined the extent to which the child care needs of welfare recipients in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) program are currently being met, focusing on: (1) whether any barriers exist to meeting JOBS participants' child care needs; (2) the effects of child care subsidies on former welfare recipients' move toward self- sufficiency; and (3) the potential implications of we...
Welfare to Work: Participants' Characteristics and Services Provided in JOBS
HEHS-95-93: Published: May 2, 1995. Publicly Released: May 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (JOBS), focusing on: (1) who is being served by JOBS; (2) the services JOBS participants receive and the extent to which their needs are being met; and (3) the implications of serving participants in a time-limited benefit system.GAO found that: (1) most adult Aid to Families with Dependent Children (A...
Child Care: Recipients Face Service Gaps and Supply Shortages
T-HEHS-95-96: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the current child care subsidy system, focusing on the: (1) possible impacts of welfare reform; and (2) difficulties parents face securing child care. GAO noted that: (1) the fragmented nature of the current child care system produces gaps in services that limit low-income families' ability to achieve self-sufficiency; (2) the current system does...
Child Care: Narrow Subsidy Programs Create Problems for Mothers Trying to Work
T-HEHS-95-69: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1995.
GAO discussed federal child care subsidies for low-income families, focusing on: (1) how current federal programs create service gaps for low-income mothers trying to work; and (2) issues pertaining to the consolidation of programs as a means of closing the gaps. GAO noted that: (1) the fragmented nature of child care subsidy programs creates service gaps that constrain low-income mothers' ability...
Child Care: Child Care Subsidies Increase Likelihood That Low-Income Mothers Will Work
HEHS-95-20: Published: Dec 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether child care subsidies increase the likelihood that low-income mothers will work, focusing on the probability that poor and near-poor mothers will work as their child care expenditures change.GAO found that: (1) reducing child care costs increases the likelihood that poor, near-poor, and nonpoor mothers will work; (2) providing a full subsidy...
Families on Welfare: Focus on Teenage Mothers Could Enhance Welfare Reform Efforts
HEHS-94-112: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the demographic and economic characteristics of single-parent families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC) benefits, focusing on: (1) how certain characteristics of AFDC female-headed families influence their length of stay on welfare; and (2) the implications for welfare reform in general and the Job Opportunities and...
Welfare to Work: States Move Unevenly to Serve Teen Parents in JOBS
HRD-93-74: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states have enrolled young mothers receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in JOBS and helped them to complete their secondary education; (2) the approaches states have used to serve teen parents in JOBS; and (3) barriers to teen pa...
Welfare to Work: JOBS Participation Rate Data Unreliable for Assessing States' Performance
HRD-93-73: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to the participation rate requirements of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program.GAO noted that: (1) none of the four states reviewed met all the participation rate reporting requirements; (2) complex and burdensome reporting requirements contributed to states reporting noncomparable and inaccurate participati...