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


The cost to non-welfare agencies for education and training activities undertaken outside the JOBS program was $519 per integrated group sample member and $336 per traditional group sample member. These costs are primarily for activities that sample members undertook during periods when they were not required to participate in JOBS. A large part of the difference between the two groups is accounted for by the cost of post-secondary education: in this case, sample members in the integrated group spent more time in post-secondary education activities outside the JOBS program than did those in the traditional group.