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ERIC Number: ED022012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 8
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Conceptual Issues in Evaluating Training Programs. Reprint No. 2507.
Weisbrod, Burton A.
Monthly Labor Review, v89 n10 p1091-97 Oct 1966
The specification of framework for evaluation of training programs should include a statement of program objectives allowing considerations relative to the total context within which the program operates and providing a sound basis for evaluating program outputs. Principal objectives of manpower training programs include increased rate of pay, decreased average unemployment, and greater lifetime employment stability. These objectives imply assumptions relative to the "no training program condition" and may not include a consideration of any other parties and factors involved. If the program affects only the trainee, or if other effects are disregarded, a comparison of individuals' income and employment experience with and without training would suffice. Evaluation relative to employment level must consider aggregate unemployment and how the effects here enter into the evaluation process. Other considerations which must be made are the effects on third parties such as nontrainees, the distributional effects by groups and regions, and the time dimension of benefits and costs using proper discount rates for various circumstances. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Studies in Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act