The study is looking at structural and service delivery changes to enhance Job Corps, the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24. The review builds on prior rigorous research demonstrating that the Job Corps has promise.
- Qualitative research of programs in domestic policy areas, including education, labor, and welfare
- Family Support
- School Reform
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Training and Reemployment
Linda Rosenberg has more than 20 years of experience conducting qualitative research of programs in domestic policy areas, including education, labor, and welfare.
Rosenberg has led the design, data collection, and analyses of program implementation for many large-scale studies. In the education areas, she currently leads a study of school turnaround practices for the U.S. Department of Education. She also contributed to the design and analysis for a study of after school programs funded by the federal government.
Rosenberg is currently the co-project director on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation, conducted for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), in which she contributes to the design and implementation of this evaluation that studies the impact of WIA services. She is designing site visits to 40 American Job Centers as the site visit task leader for a process study exploring how 10 local workforce investment areas used Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds to support their summer programs. Rosenberg also directed a study team in the design of and data collection for case studies and a 50-state survey of TANF diversion practices, which documented states’ strategies to assist and/or divert applicants for TANF.
Rosenberg holds an M.P.A. in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Looking to the Future: Job Corps External Review
Providing Services to Veterans Through the Public Workforce System: Descriptive Findings from the WIA Gold Standard Evaluation
Mathematica is conducting the largest, most rigorous evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker programs to date. While the overall evaluation targets civilian workers, a supplemental study focuses on veterans in 28 localities.
Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers
This study is documenting administrative structure, partnerships, performance and strategic management, funding and financing, staffing, physical environment, MIS system capacity and use of technology, service delivery structure and linkages, and program and service mix.
Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Employment and Training Services to Improve Job Seekers' Success
For 10 years, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) was the major source of public funding for employment and training services in the United States. WIA’s Adult and Dislocated Worker programs provided employment and training for low-income disadvantaged job seekers as well as workers laid off from...