The Performance of Performance Standards

By James J. Heckman; Carolyn J. Heinrich et al. | Go to book overview

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The italic letters f, n, and t following a page number indicate that the subject information of the heading is within a figure, note, or table, respectively, on that page. Double italics indicate multiple but consecutive elements.
Active labor market programs (ALMPs)
data collection by, 35, 38
employee status relative to, 20, 128
evaluation of, 40–41
participation in, and literature analysis, 126, 127, 198n3
performance management system for, 29, 30, 56, 298
services provided by, 32–33
Adults, 18, 115t
econometric analysis strategies and, 278–292
economically disadvantaged, and JTPA program, 16, 25n4, 141t, 144, 146–147, 148t–149t, 152
JTPA participation results for, 168t–171t, 172t–175t, 185, 253, 256t–257t
participation and timing in training centers by, in model research, 31–32, 58nn3–5
performance measures for, and JTPA/ WIA, 22t, 24, 26n10, 73, 74t–75t, 76, 79–81, 80t, 118, 119t
See also Dislocated workers; Older workers
AFDC. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children
African Americans. See Black workers
Age as variable
case study with, 245, 252t
data grouped by, and gender, 276–277
NJS and, 139, 141t, 161, 184
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 58n11
Homemaker/Home Health Aide demonstration, 292, 294t
JTPA and, 25n3, 133, 160, 280, 283
recipients of, as NJS variable, 139, 153, 158, 167, 194
ALMPs. See Active labor market programs
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), 15, 25n1
Arkansas, mandatory welfare-to-work program in, 294t
ARRA. See American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Ashenfelter dip, 223
Asian workers, adult enrollment rate at employment termination of, 79, 80t
Australia, public bureaucracies and performance incentive system development in, 2
Awards. See Contracted services, award process for; Incentive awards and rewards
Baltimore, Maryland, mandatory welfare-to-work program in, 294t
Bartik, Tim, 299n10
Benchmarks as performance standards, 7–8, 95–108
base level of performance in setting, 98, 111–112
dynamics and, 107–108, 118–120, 119t
hidden information and distortions, 102–105, 223–225 (see also Cream-skimming behaviors; Deadline effects)
insurance and uncontrollable risk, 101–102, 109, 113–115, 121n2, 126
leveling the playing field with, 100– 101, 112–113, 120 315

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