Year

1995

Series

Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 95-36

DOI

10.17848/wp95-36

Abstract

This paper argues that it is feasible to develop good indicators of the performance of a particular welfare-to-work program, office, or contractor. Performance indicators can motivate local offices, contractors, and staff to be more effective in achieving the program's goals. Performance indicators can provide information on what program strategies lead to the greatest long-run success. To be most useful, performance indicators must be simple and timely and control for factors other than the program's effectiveness that influence whether welfare recipients "succeed."

Issue Date

1995

Subject Areas

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Income support programs; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Public training programs; Welfare to work

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Citation

Bartik, Timothy J. 1995. "Using Performance Indicators to Improve the Effectiveness of Welfare-to-Work Programs." Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 95-36. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/wp95-36