JOBS Child Outcomes Study (JOBS)
Data files from this collection are available only to PRI affiliates
STIPULATIONS FOR USE: Access to files on PopNet limited to Penn State PRI researchers. 1. Use Sociometrics' data for statistical reporting, analysis, and teaching only; 2. Make no use of the identity of any person or establishment discovered inadvertently; and 3. Not link Sociometrics' data with individually identifiable data from other data sets.
DESCRIPTION: The JOBS Child Outcomes Study is a longitudinal investigation of the life circumstances and development of young children (ages 3 to 5 year at baseline) in families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children whose mothers were randomly assigned to one of three groups (Human Capital Development, Labor Force Attachment, Control) to test strategies to reduce welfare dependency and promote self-sufficiency. The data were collected as part of an evaluation of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program. The evaluation was conducted by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation; The Child Outcomes substudy of the parents and children was conducted by Child Trends, Inc. The Fulton County Descriptive Study, the subject of this data set, was a subset of the JOBS Child Outcomes Study sample and only took place in Fulton County, Georgia. Its purpose was to describe the participants in one site soon after random assignment. The study gathered information about child outcomes and intervening maternal, familial, and child processes related to cognitive development, safety and health, problem behavior and emotional well-being, and social development.
WHY ACCESS THE DATA THROUGH PRI: JOBS data files are not available for download on the web and the cost of purchasing the data from Sociometrics may be prohibitive for researchers. PRI makes this data available to Penn State PRI researchers free of charge.
DATA OBTAINED FROM: Sociometrics
ORIGINATING AGENCY / PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S): ChildTrends, Inc. (subcontractor) and Manpower Research and Demonstration Corporation (MDRC)
RELATED WEB SITES: The National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies (NEWWS) Home Page