Workforce Development Programs in Indiana: a Return on Investment Study
12/01/2008 - 05/01/2009
Institute staff conducted a study that estimated the net impacts of workforce development programs in Indiana on employment, earnings, and receipt of unemployment compensation. The study estimated the return on investment of the workforce development programs to individual participants and to the state. Researchers deployed a quasi-experimental approach. Individuals served by programs were statistically matched to individuals who encountered the Job Service during the same period. The statistical match controlled for demographic characteristics and prior labor market experience. Outcome variables including earnings, employment, and unemployment compensation came from administrative data.
Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Labor exchange