Paul T. Decker

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for outstanding support throughout the study. We also thank everyone whose participation made the study possible. In the school districts that participated in the study, the superintendents, principals, teachers, and other district officials and school staff were enormously patient and generous with their time. We also thank staff from the Teach For America(More)
A rigorous 6-year evaluation of transitional employment services indicates that the services can substantially increase the employment and earnings of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who have mental retardation. The evaluation examined the Social Security Administration's Transitional Employment Training Demonstration, which operated from 1985(More)
Social experiments conducted in Pennsylvania and Washington tested the effect of offering Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants a cash bonus for rapid reemployment. This paper combines data from the two experiments and uses a consistent framework to evaluate the experiments and determine with greater certainty the extent to which a reemployment bonus can(More)
Earlier research has indicated that an untargeted reemployment bonus program would not be good public policy. In this paper, profiling models similar to those in state Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services systems are used to reexamine evidence from reemployment bonus experiments. The targeting of offers to the unemployment insurance (UI) claimants(More)
expressed do not necessarily represent those of the funding organizations. We accept responsibility for any errors which may remain. The data used in this article can be obtained beginning [date six months after publication] through [three years hence] from Abstract Targeting reemployment bonus offers to unemployment insurance (UI) claimants identified as(More)
Unemployment insurance is intended to reduce hardship by providing labor force members with partial wage replacement during periods of involuntary unemployment. However, in performing this income maintenance function, unemployment insurance may prolong spells of unemployment. Evidence from a field experiment conducted in Illinois in 1984 suggested that(More)
Field experiments to evaluate the potential for using cash bonus offers to promote early return to work by unemployment insurance (UI) claimants were conducted in four states between 1984 and 1989. The first experiment was initiated by the Illinois Employment Security Department and yielded encouraging results. This led the U.S. Department of Labor to(More)
It has been seven years since the Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1993 (Public Law 103-152) spawned the Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) system. In that time, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the states have designed and implemented the WPRS system, which uses the unemployment insurance (UI) system to target reemployment(More)
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