Domestic Public Policy

Extended Follow-Up for Work Advance Evaluation

Grant Year: 2017

Richard Hendra will examine whether a sectoral approach toward workforce development that engages employers to train individuals for available jobs and then provides new employees with ongoing training and support can help those individuals succeed at jobs that offer opportunity for advancement and higher earnings. He will collect and analyze administrative data on employment and earnings from individuals five years after they enrolled in a program that adopted a Work Advance strategy. He will also undertake a cost-benefit analysis of the program. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of research briefs.

MDRC Domestic Public Policy