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dc.contributor.authorHolzer, Harry J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:52:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:52:21Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081126347en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35478-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I note the basic paradox of workforce development policy: that, in an era in which skills are more important than ever as determinants of labor market earnings, we spend fewer and fewer public (federal) dollars on workforce development over time. I present trends in funding and how the major federal programs at the Department of Labor and other agencies have evolved over time, noting the dramatic declines in funding (with the exception of Pell grants). I then review what we know about the cost-effectiveness of programs for adults and youth from the evaluation literature. I consider some other possible reasons for funding declines, such as the notion that other approaches (like supplementing the low earnings of workers with tax credits or early childhood programs) are more effective and address more serious problems. I review some newer developments in workforce policy, mostly at the state and local levels, and then conclude with some policy recommendations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3776en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWorkforce developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsbildungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Bildungsausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWeiterbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleWorkforce development as an antipoverty strategy: what do we know? ; what should we do?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584275331en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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