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ERIC Number: EJ1129812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
When Outcome Definition Determines the Result in Impact Evaluations: An Illustration Using the Swedish Work-Practice Programme
Månsson, Jonas; Lundin, Christofer
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v13 n1 p39-58 Jan 2017
In this paper we investigate the effect of difference in outcome definitions on the result of impact evaluations. The Swedish workplace practice programme is evaluated, using matching methods. The key findings are that changing how the outcome is defined has a considerable influence on the results of the impact assessment. From the results of this study, it is clear that differences in evaluation results can arise from differences in how the outcome is defined. The lesson learned is that definition of successful outcomes of labour market policy has to be harmonised to make meaningful comparisons and learn from previous research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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