Public Training Programs

Most job training in the United States is privately funded, but low-income workers and disadvantaged youth rely heavily on publicly funded programs.

These include the Workforce Investment Act (WIA, reauthorized in 2014 as the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act), and its predecessors, the Job Training Partnership Act and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act.

During the Great Recession, WIA received more money to provide training for adults, especially laid-off workers and the long-term unemployed, and youth. Upjohn researchers have tracked the effects of the additional funds.



All Research

Lessons from the WIA Performance Measures

January 1, 2011 · Research

Financial Performance Incentives

January 1, 2011 · Research

Ten Years of WIA Research

January 1, 2011 · Research

Nonexperimental Impact Evaluations

January 1, 2011 · Research

Designing Reliable Impact Evaluations

January 1, 2011 · Research

Neither Easy Nor Cheap

January 1, 2011 · Research

Improving Impact Evaluation in Europe

January 1, 2011 · Research

Unemployment after Welfare Reform

April 1, 2010 · Research

The Road to Welfare Reform

January 1, 2010 · Research