The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings

Title

The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings

Year

2011

Abstract

This volume examines WIA’s objectives and the evidence on program performance and impact. The chapters are organized into five general areas: 1) understanding WIA, 2) program implementation, 3) performance management, 4) impact evaluations, and 5) future evaluation choices.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (298 KB)

Contents

1. Introduction / Phoebe H. Cottingham and Douglas J. Besharov

Part 1: Understanding WIA

2. An Overview of WIA / Dianne Blank, Laura Heald, and Cynthia Fagnoni

Part 2: Program Implementation

3. The Use of Market Mechanisms / Christopher T. King, Burt S. Barnow
4. Customized Training / David A. Long
5. One-Stop Management and the Private Sector / David Heaney
6. Eligible Training Provider Lists and Consumer Report Cards / Carl E. Van Horn, Aaron Fichtner

Part 3: Performance Management

7. The Challenge of Measuring Performance / William S. Borden
8. Lessons from the WIA Performance Measures / Burt S. Barnow
9. Recent Advances in Performance Measurement of Federal Workforce Development Programs / Randall W. Eberts, Timothy J. Bartik, Wei-Jang Huang
10. Financial Performance Incentives / Stephen A. Wandner, Michael Wiseman

Part 4: Impact Evaluations

11. Ten Years of WIA Research / Paul T. Decker
12. Short-Term Net Impact Estimates and Rates of Return / Kevin Hollenbeck
13. A Nonexperimental Evaluation of WIA Programs / Carolyn J. Heinrich, Peter R. Mueser, Kenneth R. Troske, Kyung-Seong Jeon, Daver C. Kahvecioglu

Part 5: Future Evaluation Choices

14. Nonexperiemental Impact Evaluations / Haeil Jung, Maureen A. Pirog
15. Designing Reliable Impact Evaluations / Larry L. Orr, Stephen H. Bell, Jacob A. Klerman
16. Neither Easy Nor Cheap / Sheena McConnell, Peter Schochet, Alberto Martini
17. Improving Impact Evaluation in Europe / Jeffrey Smith

ISBN

978-0-88099-371-5 (cloth) ; 978-0-88099-370-8 (paper)

Subject Areas

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Employment Service and public training; Public training programs

The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings

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