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Budetti, Peter P., Ed.; Burkhauser, Richard V., Ed.; Gregory, Janice M., Ed.; Hunt, H. Allan, Ed. – 2001
This book contains 15 articles on older workers and the challenges of health insurance, Social Security, retirement, job loss, and working until older ages. Following an introduction by the editors, the articles are organized in five sections that also include commentaries on the articles. The following are included in Section 1, "Charting the…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Disabilities, Early Retirement, Employed Women
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1997
This volume brings together the reports and discussion connected with a roundtable convened by the Departments of Education and Labor and the National School-to-Work Office to discuss issues surrounding the conduct of a net impact evaluation of school-to-work. After an introduction that summarizes the approach and intentions of the School-to-Work…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Research
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Evaluation Forum, 1997
This serial is in four sections. Part 1--Features: "American Social Policy"; "A Generational Perspective on Young Adults"; "Rising Income Inequality and Poverty"; "A Victim of Policy Neglect? 'Wealth Inequality'"; "Balancing Growth with Economic Equality"; "Economic Inequality: 'A Comparative View'"; Part 2--Commentary: "The Commentaries of a…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Employment Projections
Burtless, Gary, Ed. – 1996
Even when studying the same measures of school performance, some educational researchers conclude that greater spending is useful in promoting student progress; others find little evidence that extra spending produces meaningful improvement in student performance. The studies in this book focus on two measures of educational effectiveness. Half…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Educational Economics
Burtless, Gary, Ed.; Pack, Janet Rothenberg, Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2006
Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, the "Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs" is an annual series that serves as a forum for cutting-edge, accessible research on urban policy. The editors seek to integrate broader research into the policy discussion by bringing urban studies scholars together with economists and…
Descriptors: Urban Studies, Neighborhoods, Social Change
Nightingale, Demetra Smith, Ed.; Haveman, Robert H., Ed. – 1994
Contributions to this book are based on presentations at a conference hosted by The Urban Institute in April 1994 to consider the challenges of achieving self-sufficiency for the nation's poor. Achieving long-term self-sufficiency for society's members is a fundamental social goal, but the problems involved, particularly those of finding enough…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Job Development
Danziger, Sheldon H., Ed.; Weinberg, Daniel H., Ed. – 1986
The 15 essays in this book discuss the success and failure of federal anti-poverty programs since the 1960s. Titles (and authors) are: (1) "Introduction" (Sheldon H. Danziger and Daniel H. Weinberg); (2) "Public Spending for the Poor: Trends, Prospects, and Economic Limits" (Gary Burtless); (3) "Antipoverty Policy: Effects on the Poor and the…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Low Income
Robson, R. Thayne, Ed. – 1984
This book contains four papers commissioned by the National Center on Employment Policy to review programs conducted by the Office of Policy, Evaluation, and Research in the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration. The Council's policy statement entitled "Appraising Employment and Training Research" appears first. In the first…
Descriptors: Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Employment, Employment Programs
Smith, Thomas J.; And Others – 1987
The task of addressing the complex and deeply rooted problems faced by the nation's at-risk youth is one that largely falls outside the scope of traditional institutions. Investment in the development and operation of "second-chance" education and employment programs has historically been inadequate, haphazard, and uncertain. The gains in the area…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Demography, Disadvantaged, Educational Change
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Burtless, Gary; Orr, Larry L. – Journal of Human Resources, 1986
This paper examines the major methodological advantages of random assignment for the purpose of estimating the effectiveness of current manpower policy. It also reviews the claimed methodological and ethical objections to experiments. The authors argue that the offsetting gain from experimentation is the inherent reliability of experimental…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Experiments