The external review covers a broad range of topics that are relevant to the Job Corps program, including program operations and services.
Related Publications for Peter Schochet - The National Job Corps Study
The External Review of Job Corps: An Evidence Scan ReportMar 31, 2018
The External Review of Job Corps: Directions for Future ResearchMar 31, 2018
This report summarizes evaluation design options for research questions related to the provision of youth services in Job Corps.
Does Job Corps Work? Summary of the National Job Corps StudyJun 30, 2001
Summarizes the main findings from a series of other reports on the study. Concludes that centers deliver comprehensive and consistent services.
National Job Corps Study: The Benefits and Costs of Job CorpsJun 30, 2001
Presents estimates of the major benefits and costs of Job Corps within a unified framework.
National Job Corps Study: Job Corps Applicants' Programmatic ExperiencesSep 14, 2000
Examines outreach, admissions, and center characteristics and practices that appear to promote positive experiences for Job Corps students. Finds that outreach and admissions counselors play a key role in these experiences, as do center characteristics and strength of the academic and vocational programs.
National Job Corps Study: The Impacts of Job Corps on Participants' Literacy SkillsJul 07, 2000
Estimates the impacts of Job Corps on participants' prose, document, and quantitative literacy, which are typically weak for youth entering the program. Finds positive impacts in all three domains and across most key groups of students.
National Job Corps Study: The Short-Term Impacts of Job Corps on Participants, Employment, and Related OutcomesFeb 09, 2000
Presents estimates of the short-term impacts of Job Corps on participants' employment and related outcomes during the 30 months after random assignment.
National Job Corps Study: Report on Study ImplementationApr 29, 1999
Describes implementation of random assignment and sample intake, presents evidence that the process was implemented in a way that will enable the study to realize its goals, and draws lessons from the experience that may be applicable to other program evaluations.
National Job Corps Study: Report on the Process AnalysisFeb 26, 1999
First in a series of reports describes and documents program services, concluding that the program model is well-developed and the program well-implemented and provides information that will be useful in interpreting findings from the net impact study.
National Job Corps Study: Characteristics of Youths Served by Job CorpsJan 15, 1998
Describes the characteristics of eligible applicants and compares them with the broader national population of disadvantaged youth.