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Back to Work: Testing Reemployment Services for Displaced Workers

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  • Howard S. Bloom

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    Bloom presents findings from the Texas Worker Adjustment Demonstration, a 2,192-person randomized experimental evaluation of reemployment programs for displaced workers conducted at three sites in Texas. This project demonstrated that a relatively inexpensive mix of job-search assistance and limited occupational skills training can be a cost-effective means of assisting displaced workers.

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    This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number btw and published in 1990.

    ISBN: paper 9780880990974
    Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:btw

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    Keywords: job training; workforce development; human capital; federal programs; program evaluation;

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    1. Howard S. Bloom & Saul Schwartz & Susanna Lui-Gurr & Suk-Won Lee & Jason Peng & Wendy Bancroft, 2001. "Testing a Financial Incentive to Promote Re-employment among Displaced Workers: The Canadian Earnings Supplement Project (ESP)," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 20(3), pages 505-523.
    2. Leigh, Duane E., 1992. "Retraining displaced workers : what can developing countries learn from OECD nations?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 946, The World Bank.
    3. Peter Z. Schochet & Ronald D'Amico & Jillian Berk & Sarah Dolfin & Nathan Wozny, 2012. "Estimated Impacts for Participants in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program Under the 2002 Amendments," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7736, Mathematica Policy Research.
    4. Samina Sattar, 2010. "Evidence Scan of Work Experience Programs," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6664, Mathematica Policy Research.
    5. Stephen A. Woodbury, 1992. "Employer Training Needs in Hawaii," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles 93-15, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
    6. Dar, Amit & Gill, Indermit S, 1998. "Evaluating Retraining Programs in OECD Countries: Lessons Learned," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 13(1), pages 79-101, February.
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    8. David Leadbeater & Peter Suschnigg, 1997. "Training as the Principal Focus of Adjustment Policy: A Critical View from Northern Ontario," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 23(1), pages 1-22, March.

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