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Jacobson, Louis S. – 1973
Research using Social Security data to measure the effects of government manpower training programs on the earnings of participants is discussed. Previous studies employed a longitudinal set of Social Security summary earnings records of over 50,000 individuals who participated in Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) institutional training…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Employment Patterns, Federal Programs
PEJOVICH, SVETOZAR; SULLIVAN, WILLIAM – 1966
AN EFFORT WAS MADE TO ESTABLISH A BASIS FOR EVALUATING THE PRIVATE AND SOCIAL COSTS AND RETURNS ACCRUING FROM INVESTMENT IN RURAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. A SERIES OF STATISTICAL FORMULAS WAS DEVELOPED AND TESTED ON QUESTIONNAIRE DATA SUPPLIED BY 359 GRADUATES AND TRAINEES OF THE WINONA AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN MINNESOTA. THE NINE PROGRAM AREAS OF…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Benefits, Educational Benefits, Employment Potential
Trumble, Robert Roy – 1971
Eight models for manpower utilization programs were developed that can indicate variables which differentiate successful Manpower Development and Training Act trainees from unsuccessful ones and that suggest program modifications in selection, placement, or services. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Job Placement, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization
Roomkin, Myron – 1970
The study focuses on the effectiveness of adult basic education under the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA). The investigation is a case study of the MDTA adult basic education program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Background material on basic education for adults is provided as well as a short history of the federal government's involvement…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Legislation, Labor Force Development
Barnes, H.; And Others – 1972
The report describes and analyzes data collected through personal interviews of a national random sample of 5,167 individuals trained in 1969 under the Manpower Development and Training Act. A description is given of the trainees' personal characteristics, their household environment, their view of the training experience, and changes they…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Economic Factors, Employment Programs, Interviews
Stromsdorfer, Ernst W. – 1972
The methodology to perform benefit-cost studies exists, but there is much ambiguity concerning the implications of such studies as a result of using faulty methodology. For example, control groups are a necessity, as are adequate sampling procedures and adjustment for non-response bias and self-selection bias, and all studies do not employ this…
Descriptors: Bias, Community Benefits, Cost Effectiveness, Employment Programs
Bell, Stephen H.; And Others – 1995
This monograph critiques the many nonexperimental impact estimation approaches that have been based on external comparison groups. It proposes an approach to evaluating employment and training (E&T) programs that calls for using the group of individuals who apply to a program but then choose not to participate in that program as an…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Employment Programs, Evaluation Research