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An Evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult Program in Minnesota: Lessons from the Financial Crisis

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  • Bendewald, Ellen
  • Maryns, Nicholas
  • Robertson, Raymond

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Using matched administrative data, this paper estimates the program effects of Minnesota's WIA Title I-B Adult program to make two contributions to the literature. First, this paper applies a wide range of non-experimental approaches and generates similar estimates of program effects that are consistently larger than most other evaluations. Second, comparing workers job seeking in 2007-2008 with those job seeking in 2009-2010 suggests that the workers job seeking in a growing job market experience more persistent program effects.

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  • Bendewald, Ellen & Maryns, Nicholas & Robertson, Raymond, 2016. "An Evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult Program in Minnesota: Lessons from the Financial Crisis," IZA Discussion Papers 10107, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    1. David S. Kaplan & Raymond Robertson & Gabriel Martínez González, 2005. "What Happens to Wages after Displacement?," Economía Journal, The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association - LACEA, vol. 0(Spring 20), pages 197-242, January.
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    1. Kenneth Fortson & Dana Rotz & Paul Burkander & Annalisa Mastri & Peter Schochet & Linda Rosenberg & Sheena McConnell & Ronald D'Amico, "undated". "Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers: 30-Month Impact Findings on the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 42e8b3550e40408f854b966d0, Mathematica Policy Research.

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    Keywords

    pseudo‐experimental; job training; WIA‐Adult;
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    JEL classification:

    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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