Evaluating Two Approaches to Case Management: Implementation, Participation Patterns, Costs, and Three-Year Impacts of the Columbus Welfare-to-Work Program. JOBS-Related Expenditures by Non-Welfare Agencies


Non-welfare agencies also incurred costs providing JOBS services to program group members.(8) For basic education, non-welfare costs reflect expenditures beyond those covered by contracts with the welfare department. In Columbus, non-welfare agencies spent $1,141 per integrated group sample member and $1,291 per traditional group sample member (Table 4.2, column 2). Although basic education and post-secondary education costs were higher for the traditional group (sample members in the traditional group participated in these activities for more hours while in JOBS than their counterparts in the integrated group), these differences are offset by the higher cost of vocational training activities chosen by sample members in the integrated group.