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Program Applicants as a Comparison Group in Evaluating Training Programs: Theory and a Test

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  • Stephen H. Bell

    (Abt Associates)

  • Larry l. Orr

    (Abt Associates)

  • John D. Blomquist

    (Abt Associates)

  • Glen G. Cain

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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The authors begin with a thorough assessment of the many nonexperimental employment and training program evaluation techniques based on non-random comparison groups. These techniques typically use econometric methods to estimate the effects of employment and training programs by using comparison groups from non-program "external" sources. Then, recognizing the inherent drawbacks in these methods, Bell, Orr, Blomquist and Cain respond by reintroducing an evaluation method first implemented in the 1960s, the use of "internal" comparison groups consisting of nonparticipating program applicants.

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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 pacg and published in 1995.
ISBN: paper 9780880991575
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:pacg
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