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The pronounced increase in employment rates experienced by public housing residents reduced the margin for Jobs-Plus to “make a difference” in this outcome, although considerable room for improvement still remained when Jobs-Plus was launched. Because employment rates for public housing residents had been rising rapidly for some time before Jobs-Plus began, the margin for it to increase these rates had diminished appreciably. This situation was most pronounced in Dayton, where employment rates had reached 60 percent by the time Jobs-Plus program operations had gotten under way. It was less pronounced in Baltimore and Los Angeles. Baseline experience from the housing development perspective As noted earlier, measuring Jobs-Plus impacts from the housing development perspective addresses the question, “How did the program affect levels of work USING PLACE-BASED RANDOM ASSIGNMENT 45 FIGURE 4 QUARTERLY PERCENTAGE EMPLOYED DURING THE JOBS-PLUS BASELINE PERIOD FOR NONDISABLED ADULTS, AGES TWENTY-ONE TO SIXTY-ONE, FROM THE 1998 COHORT OF THE BALTIMORE, DAYTON, AND LOS ANGELES PROGRAM AND COMPARISON DEVELOPMENTS (POOLED) © 2005 American Academy of Political & Social Science. All rights reserved. Not for commercial use or unauthorized distribution. Downloaded from http://ann.sagepub.com at INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA on February 25, 2008 and welfare receipt in its target developments?” To answer this question requires comparing the experiences of persons who were living in the Jobs-Plus and comparison developments each quarter. Thus, to accomplish this task involves determining who lived in each development each quarter, acquiring residents’ UI wage records, using these wage records to compute baseline and follow-up employment rates for the Jobs-Plus and comparison developments, and comparing theirfollowup deviations from their baseline trends. Search Description