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 the Welfare Department

06/01/2001

As shown in Table 4.2 (column 4), the welfare department spent an additional $176 per integrated program group member and $152 per traditional program group member on child care services unrelated to the JOBS program. Table 4.3 shows that traditional program group members received nearly equivalent amounts from transitional and other low-income child care programs ($77 and $70, respectively). Sample members in the integrated group received similar levels of support from other child care programs ($69 per program group member), but received half again as much in transitional child care ($101 per program group member).

Table 4.3
Estimated Support Service Costs Within a Two-Year Follow-Up Period, by Program
(in 1993 Dollars)
Program and Support Service Per Program Group Member Who Received Service Program Group Members Who Received Service (%) Cost Per Program Group Member ($)
Average Monthly Payment ($) Average Months of Payments Cost per Person Who Received Service ($)
Integrated program

Child care

JOBS

375 6.2 2,322 14.7 341

Transitional

396 6.3 2,482 4.1 101

Other

441 5.0 2,223 3.1 69

Participation allowance

47 6.8 316 63.0 199

Total

  710
Traditional program

Child care

JOBS

388 6.7 2,604 13.4 349

Transitional

427 5.3 2,263 3.4 77

Other

411 5.4 2,209 3.2 70

Participation allowance

44 6.3 281 47.5 133

Total

  629
Sources: MDRC calculations based on Ohio Department of Human Services payment data.
Notes: Rounding may cause slight discrepancies in calculating sums and differences.