Impacts of Employment and Training Programs for the Disadvantaged
Evidence from the National Jtpa Study
For three decades, labor economists have attempted to measure the effects of job training programs on participants employment and earnings. The National Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) study was the first to use classical experimental methods to evaluate a major ongoing national program: over 20,000 JTPA applicants in 16 local programs were randomly assigned to program and control groups. The result was a study that clearly shows what works for whom, and answers the ever-present question: Was it worth the cost? The authors report and interpret the findings of this landmark evaluation.
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...provides the most compelling existing evidence on the effectiveness of the most important of the nation's training programs for persons who have completed their formal education...a major contribution to the training literature...--David Greenberg, University of Maryland