Publication Date

1-1-2011

DOI

10.17848/9780880994026

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.

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Download 1. Introduction / Phoebe H. Cottingham and Douglas J. Besharov (320 KB)

Download 2. An Overview of WIA / Dianne Blank, Laura Heald, and Cynthia Fagnoni (365 KB)

Download 3. The Use of Market Mechanisms / Christopher T. King and Burt S. Barnow (246 KB)

Download 4. Customized Training / David A. Long (240 KB)

Download 5.One-Stop Management and the Private Sector / David Heaney (194 KB)

Download 6. Eligible Training Provider Lists and Consumer Report Cards / Carl E. Van Horn and Aaron Fichtner (209 KB)

Download 7. The Challenges of Measuring Performance / William S. Borden (234 KB)

Download 8. Lessons from the WIA Performance Measures / Burt S. Barnow (217 KB)

Download 9. Recent Advances in Performance Measurement of Federal Workforce Development Programs / Randall W. Eberts, Timothy J. Bartik, and Wei-Jang Huang (340 KB)

Download 10. Financial Performance Incentives / Stephen A. Wandner and Michael Wiseman (301 KB)

Download 11. Ten Years of WIA Research / Paul T. Decker (293 KB)

Download 12. Short-Term Net Impact Estimates and Rates of Return / Kevin Hollenbeck (308 KB)

Download 13. A Nonexperimental Evaluation of WIA Programs / Carolyn J. Heinrich, Peter R. Mueser, Kenneth R. Troske, Kyung-Seong Jeon, and Daver C. Kahvecioglu (462 KB)

Download 14. Nonexperimental Impact Evaluations / Haeil Jung and Maureen A. Pirog (239 KB)

Download 15. Designing Reliable Impact Evaluations / Larry L. Orr, Stephen H. Bell, and Jacob A. Klerman (298 KB)

Download 16. Neither Easy Nor Cheap / Sheena McConnell, Peter Schochet, and Alberto Martini (219 KB)

Download 17. Improving Impact Evaluation in Europe / Jeffrey Smith (226 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, and 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 and 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, and Wei-Jang Huang
10. Financial Performance Incentives / Stephen A. Wandner and 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, and Daver C. Kahvecioglu

Part 5: Future Evaluation Choices

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

ISBN

9780880993715 (cloth) ; 9780880993708 (pbk.) ; 9780880994026 (ebook)

Subject Areas

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Public training programs; WIA, JTPA, and CETA; On the job training; Incumbent worker training

The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings

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Besharov, Douglas J. and Phoebe H. Cottingham, eds. 2011. The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880994026

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