The Early History of Program Evaluation and the U.S. Department of Labor

9 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2014

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Orley Ashenfelter

Princeton University - Industrial Relations Section; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

This paper contains a review of the early history of program evaluation research at the US Department of Labor. Some broad lessons for successful evaluation research are summarized.

Keywords: program evaluation, training programs, active labor market programs

JEL Classification: B4, C21, J8

Suggested Citation

Ashenfelter, Orley C., The Early History of Program Evaluation and the U.S. Department of Labor. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8118. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2429597

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