Workforce Development

Local Investments in Workforce Development: 2012 Evaluation Update

Local Investments in Workforce Development: 2012 Evaluation Update

Authors: Tara C. Smith, Christopher T. King, Daniel G. Schroeder
Date
: January 2012
Publication Type
: Report. 32pp.

This report is the fifth in a series from an evaluation of seven workforce development programs funded by Travis County, TX. This report examines participants' labor market outcomes and impacts of program participation for each service provider. The report summarizes the findings to date, beginning with the 2007 participants, and outlines the next steps for research.

 

Evaluation of Local Workforce Demonstration Projects – Travis County’s REM and GEM Projects

Evaluation of Local Workforce Demonstration Projects – Travis County’s REM and GEM Projects

Authors: Tara C. Smith, Christopher T. King, Daniel G. Schroeder
Date
: January 2012
Publication Type
: Report. 14pp.

This report presents finding from two workforce demonstration projects: the Rapid Employment Model or REM project and the Gainful Employment Model or GEM project. This report builds on four prior evaluations for the REM project (2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011) and also introduces the GEM project and provides outcomes for 2009-2010 GEM participants.

 

Investing in Children and Parents: Fostering Dual-Generation Strategies in the United States

Investing in Children and Parents: Fostering Dual-Generation Strategies in the United States

Author:
Christopher T. King, Tara Smith, Robert C. Glover
Date: Nov. 5, 2011
Publication Type: Paper. 34pp. (Prepared for the 2011 APPAM Fall Research Conference in Washington, D.C.)

This paper, prepared for the 2011 Fall Research Conference hosted by the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, presents an overview of
dual-generation strategies, including a conceptual framework and important components, an analysis of the major opportunities and challenges for these strategies, and thoughts on next steps for moving forward with a dual-generation agenda.
 

How Effective Are Workforce Development Programs? Implications for U.S. Workforce Policies

How Effective Are Workforce Development Programs? Implications for U.S. Workforce Policies

Authors: Christopher T. King and Carolyn J. Heinrich
Date: November 2011
Publication Type: Research Paper. 27pp. (Prepared for the APPAM Fall Research Conference 2011.)

In this paper, the authors begin by first describing the programs that encompass workforce development and then examine the evidence and conventional wisdom on the effectiveness of workforce development programs, elaborating on the arguments outlined above that challenge the conventional wisdom and the approaches that have been applied in measuring the effectiveness of workforce development interventions. They conclude by summarizing the arguments and evidence in support of an alternative view that counters the conventional wisdom and finds that workforce development works.

 

Non-Custodial Parent Choices Establishment Pilot: Impact Report

Non-Custodial Parent Choices Establishment Pilot: Impact Report

Authors: Daniel Schroeder, Amna Khan
Date: August 2011
Publication Type: Final Report. 52pp.

The Non-Custodial Parent Choices Establishment Pilot (NCP Choices-EP) is the focus of this report, a new pilot program by the Texas Office of the Attorney General that aims to extend and expand upon the original, highly successful Non-Custodial Parent Choices (NCP Choices) program. In contrast to the original program, NCP Choices-EP assists low-income NCPs earlier in their case histories, before they have a chance to get behind on their child support payments and accumulate significant child support debt. This report describes the impacts of this pilot, which has shown early success in increasing child support collections.
 


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