The Benefits and Costs of Jtpa Title Ii-A Programs: Key Findings from the National Job Training Partnership Act Study

JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES, Vol. 32, No. 3, Summer 1997

Posted: 30 Jul 1997

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Howard S. Bloom

MDRC

Larry L. Orr

Independent Consultant; Johns Hopkins University

Stephen H. Bell

Abt Associates

George Cave

MDRC

Fred Doolittle

MDRC

Winston Lin

Department of Statistics and Data Science

Johannes M. Bos

MDRC

Abstract

This paper examines the benefits and costs of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Title II-A programs for economically disadvantaged adults and out-of-school youths. It is based on a 21,000-person randomized experiment conducted within ongoing Title II-A programs at 16 local JTPA Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) from around the country. In the paper, we present the background and design of our study, describe the methodology used to estimate program impacts, present estimates of program impacts on earnings and educational attainment, and assess the overall success of the programs studied through a benefit-cost analysis.

JEL Classification: J24

Suggested Citation

Bloom, Howard S. and Orr, Larry L. and Orr, Larry L. and Bell, Stephen H. and Cave, George and Doolittle, Fred and Lin, Winston and Bos, Johannes M., The Benefits and Costs of Jtpa Title Ii-A Programs: Key Findings from the National Job Training Partnership Act Study. JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES, Vol. 32, No. 3, Summer 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=8662

Howard S. Bloom

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Larry L. Orr (Contact Author)

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Johns Hopkins University ( email )

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Stephen H. Bell

Abt Associates ( email )

MD 20814
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George Cave

MDRC ( email )

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New York, NY 10281
United States

Fred Doolittle

MDRC ( email )

200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
United States

Winston Lin

Department of Statistics and Data Science ( email )

Wharton School
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Johannes M. Bos

MDRC ( email )

200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
United States

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