Publication Date

1-1-2011

DOI

10.17848/9780880993982

Abstract

Using a variety of data sources, the contributors explore how performance standards and incentives affect the behavior of public managers and agency employees, their approaches to service delivery, and ultimately, the outcomes for participants.

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Download 1. Performance Standards and the Potential to Improve Government Performance / James J. Heckman, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Jeffrey Smith (227 KB)

Download 2. U.S. Employment and Training Programs and Performance Standards System Design / Pascal Courty, Carolyn J. Heinrich, Gerald Marschke, and Jeffrey Smith (204 KB)

Download 3. A Formal Model of a Performance Incentive System / James J. Heckman, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Jeffrey Smith (362 KB)

Download 4. The JTPA Incentive System / Pascal Courty and Gerald Marschke (324 KB)

Download 5. Setting the Standards / Pascal Courty, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Gerald Marschke (296 KB)

Download 6. Do the Determinants of Program Participation Data Provide Evidence of Cream Skimming? / James J. Heckman and Jeffrey Smith (397 KB)

Download 7. Measuring Government Performance / Pascal Courty and Gerald Marschke (311 KB)

Download 8. Local Responses to Performance Incentives and Implications for Program Outcomes / Carolyn J. Heinrich (310 KB)

Download 9. Do Short-Run Performance Measures Predict Long-Run Impacts? / James J. Heckman, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Jeffrey Smith (401 KB)

Download 10. Lessons for Advancing Future Performance Standards Systems / James J. Heckman, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Jeffrey Smith (184 KB)

Contents

  1. Performance Standards and the Potential to Improve Government Performance / James J. Heckman, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Jeffrey Smith
  2. U.S. Employment and Training Programs and Performance Standards System Design / Pascal Courty, Carolyn J. Heinrich, Gerald Marschke, and Jeffrey Smith
  3. A Formal Model of a Performance Incentive System / James J. Heckman, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Jeffrey Smith
  4. The JTPA Incentive System: Implementing Performance Measurement and Funding / Pascal Courty and Gerald Marschke
  5. Setting the Standards: Performance Targets and Benchmarks / Pascal Courty, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Gerald Marschke
  6. Do the Determinants of Program Participation Data Provide Evidence of Cream Skimming? / James J. Heckman and Jeffrey Smith
  7. Measuring Government Performance: An Overview of Dysfunctional Responses / Pascal Courty and Gerald Marschke
  8. Local Responses to Performance Incentives and Implications for Program Outcomes / Carolyn J. Heinrich
  9. Do Short-Run Performance Measures Predict Long-Run Impacts? / James J. Heckman, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Jeffrey Smith
  10. Lessons for Advancing Future Performance Standards Systems / James J. Heckman, Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Jeffrey Smith

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9780880992947 (cloth) ; 9780880992923 (pbk.) ; 9780880993982 (ebook)

Subject Areas

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Labor exchange

The Performance of Performance Standards

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Heckman, James J., Carolyn J. Heinrich, Pascal Courty, Gerald Marschke, and Jeffrey Smith, eds. 2011. The Performance of Performance Standards. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880993982

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