Cover: A Study of the East Los Angeles Youth Training and Employment Project.

A Study of the East Los Angeles Youth Training and Employment Project.

Published 1973

by Michael N. Beltramo, Morton B. Berman, Grace M. Carter

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This study seeks to provide a profile of YTEP (Youth Training and Employment Project) clients and to determine how their participation in YTEP correlates with later success. A questionnaire, given to former clients, indicated that (1) average age of clients is slightly over 19 years; (2) 16 percent are married, and 9 percent have children; (3) they are surprisingly well educated; and (4) average household income is $3760. A logit regression model was used to determine the relation of several independent variables to success, which was defined as either (1) working or (2) working or being in school or being married (females). Findings were: Age is significant but may or may not contribute to success. Sex is unimportant in obtaining work. Education is significant. Length of time out of YTEP increases chances of finding work or going back to school. YTEP contributes to its clients' success. Questionnaires are costly and suffer data shortcomings. Poverty programs need their own data-collection systems and quality control procedures. 38 pp.

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