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ERIC Number: ED542956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Raising Job Quality and Skills for American Workers: Creating More-Effective Education and Workforce Development Systems in the States. Discussion Paper 2011-10
Holzer, Harry J.
Hamilton Project
To improve the employment rates and earnings of Americans workers, we need to create more-coherent and more-effective education and workforce development systems, focusing primarily (though not exclusively) on disadvantaged youth and adults, and with education and training more clearly targeted towards firms and sectors that provide good-paying jobs. This paper proposes a new set of competitive grants from the federal government to states that would fund training partnerships between employers in key industries, education providers, workforce agencies, and intermediaries at the state level, plus a range of other supports and services. The grants would especially reward the expansion of programs that appear successful when evaluated with randomized controlled trial (RCT) techniques. The evidence suggests that these grants could generate benefits that are several times larger than their costs, including higher earnings and lower unemployment rates among the disadvantaged. Technical Appendix is appended. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 22 endnotes.) [This paper was written with the assistance from Paige Shevlin and Greg Hutko.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution, Hamilton Project