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Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice
Part I: Overview 1. Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis 2. Conceptual Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis Part II: Fundamentals of Cost-Benefit Analysis 3. Basic Microeconomic Foundations ofExpand
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“Just give me a number!” Practical values for the social discount rate
A major reason the quality of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) varies widely is inconsistent use of the social discount rate (SDR). This article offers guidance about the choice of the SDR. Namely, weExpand
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Evaluating Government Training Programs for the Economically Disadvantaged
This article examines past evaluations of government training programs for the economically disadvantaged and offers an agenda for future research. It is found that government training programs areExpand
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Parental disruption and the labour market performance of children when they reach adulthood
Abstract. This paper uses data from the age 33 wave of the British National Child Development Survey (NCDS) to analyze the effects of a parental disruption (divorce or death of a father) on theExpand
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Digest of Social Experiments
This volume contains interpretive summaries of 144 demonstrations in which individuals, families, or organizations were randomly assigned to alternative policy regimes, to see what difference a policy change would make in their everyday behavior. Expand
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Breaking the Low-Pay, No-Pay Cycle: Final Evidence from the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration
This report presents the final results on the implementation, impacts, costs, and economic benefits of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) programme. ERA’s distinctive combination ofExpand
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Teacher Mobility and Allocation
The theories of human capital and internal labor markets are used to analyze teacher mobility. With data for the San Diego school system, we find that (1) since teaching assignments within schoolExpand
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A Meta-Analysis of Government-Sponsored Training Programs
This study uses meta-analysis to synthesize findings from 31 evaluations of 15 voluntary government-funded training programs for the disadvantaged that operated between 1964 and 1998. On average, theExpand
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Encouraging Evidence on a Sector-Focused Advancement Strategy: Two-Year Impacts from the WorkAdvance Demonstration
This report summarizes the two-year findings of a rigorous random assignment evaluation of the WorkAdvance model, a sectoral training and advancement initiative. Launched in 2011, WorkAdvance goesExpand
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