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Evaluation of Effects of the Learnfare Program,

State of Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau

Judith Frye, Director - Contact Person

Co-authors: Emma Caspar, Karen McKim,
Sandra McKinley, John Neumann, and David Varana

Wisconsin’s Learnfare program is intended to encourage enrollment, regular attendance, and high school graduation of the completion of high school equivalency programs among 13- to 19-year-old recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). These teenagers, who can be either dependent children or parents, risk losing part or all of their families’ monthly AFDC grants if they do not maintain enrollment and acceptable school attendance. The Learnfare data were collected as part of a federally-mandated evaluation of the Learnfare program. The research sample for that evaluation was selected between March 1993 and April 1994, and data on the sample were collected through January 1996.

For more information about the data set, please read the study description.

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