ERIC Number: ED049432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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Measuring the Impact of Manpower Programs: A Primer.
Borus, Michael E.; Tash, William R.
Intended as a guide for laymen, this book concentrates on basic techniques for evaluating the impact of manpower programs--that is, their success or failure in attaining long-term program goals. Program objectives with clear operational criteria, and certain other typical objectives more difficult to measure, are identified with reference to individuals, employers, and society at large. Other criteria are indicated for program administration by Federal manpower agencies. Problems in forming experimental and control groups are considered next, together with multivariate analysis, program size, and timing of evaluations. Several dozen short-run goals and evaluation criteria are suggested. Measurement of costs to participants, employers, administrative agencies, and society is also discussed, with emphasis on opportunity costs (potential loss of alternative benefits); and steps are outlined for using program success and cost measures to calculate cost effectiveness. Finally, the alternative approaches to cost benefit analysis are condensed into specific evaluation procedures. An extensive bibliography is included. (LY)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Evaluation Criteria, Labor Force Development, Objectives, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Success
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, P.O. Box B-1, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.