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Association between Education and Job Training Program Enrollment

Abstract Welfare recipients must engage in a specified number of hours of work-based activities. Work-based activities include providing childcare for others, enrolling to obtain a GED, participating in job clubs, and working for pay. Welfare recipients may choose to get a GED or participate in job clubs to improve their chances of finding employment. As some states require participation in job clubs to receive welfare benefits, this study examined the likelihood of job club participation by low-income females in states where job club participation is optional, not mandatory. Using data from a sample of 3,642 low-income mothers participating in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), I explored the relationship between educational ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Yim, Gloria T (Author) / Hayford, Sarah (Advisor) / Peck, Laura (Committee member) / Yabiku, Scott (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sociology / job club participation / low-income / welfare reform
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 89 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Sociology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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