The North Carolina Independent Living Program: A Comparison of Outcomes for Participants and Nonparticipants

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Elizabeth W. Lindsey, Professor and Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Effectiveness of a state independent living program (ILP) was evaluated by comparing outcomes for program participants and nonparticipants in four core areas: housing, education, employment, and financial self-sufficiency. One to three years after discharge from care, ILP participants were more likely to be living independently or paying all of their housing expenses while living with others than were the nonparticipants. Program participants also reported a higher level of educational attainment and aspirations. There were no statistically significant differences regarding employment or financial self-sufficiency. Findings are compared with those of similar studies, and recommendations for program modification are described.

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Children and Youth Service Review
Language: English
Date: 1999
Social Work, North Carolina Independent Living Program

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