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  • Topic Area: Disability Employment Policy

    • Evidence echoes previous literature reviews on the challenges of generating substantive impacts, though customized supports to well-targeted populations show some potential.

    • The most effective interventions provided intensive, customized supports and services focused on job training, placement, and retention to narrowly defined target populations.

    • Interventions that provided support services or incentives to help beneficiaries keep more of their benefits when working had small or no impacts on employment, even if spending on services was high.

    • There is no evidence of SSI or SSDI caseload reductions, even among interventions that improved employment and/or earnings.

    • Little is known about interventions for improving earnings of people with TBI and PTSD.

    • Recruiting beneficiaries to participate in demonstrations was difficult, which limited the generalizability of study findings.

    • Fidelity to the demonstration model is important.

    • Work incentives and supports can be difficult to implement in the context of SSA’s existing work incentives, creating potential confusion for beneficiaries and program staff.

    • A strong technical assistance component, with incentives for service providers to accept the assistance, is important to successful implementation.

    • Demonstrations should be pilot tested before being implemented on a national scale.

  • Topic Area: Opportunities for Youth

    • Research provides strong evidence that NGYCP improves the educational outcomes of at-risk youth.

    • There is also strong evidence that NGYCP improves the labor market outcomes of at-risk youth.

    • A cost-benefit analysis found NGYCP produced large positive benefits.

    • NGYCP is a multi-component intervention, with little evidence on the effectiveness of specific components.

  • Topic Area: OSHA Enforcement

    • According to the research, there is some evidence that OSHA inspections reduce injury rates, on average.

    • Some recent research has strong current relevance and provides valuable descriptive information, but low causal evidence on the impact of inspections.

    • There is little information on the characteristics of OSHA inspections and other OSHA activities.

    Tags: Inspections

  • Topic Area: Behavioral Finance: Retirement

    • People have relatively limited knowledge about saving for retirement and can be induced to save more when provided with additional information.

    • Making retirement more salient, by having people think of themselves in retirement or providing a target retirement date, can increase intentions to save and alter investment choices.

    • People can become overwhelmed by the number of investment options they face; when this occurs, they tend to use simple rules to make decisions.

    Tags: Employer provided retirement benefits

  • Topic Area: Opportunities for Youth

    • Successful programs often involved a substantial time commitment from participating youth.

    • Many successful programs involved a job placement component or job search assistance.

    • Positive impacts tended to be realized in the short term and fade over time.

    • More information is needed on the replicability of some programs.

    Tags: Youth programs

  • Synthesis Report: Reemployment Synthesis

    Topic Area: Reemployment

    • The majority of reemployment interventions reduced weeks of benefit receipt and amount of benefits paid.

    • The reemployment interventions had varying degrees of effectiveness.

    • The Reemployment and Eligibility Assistance (REA) program boosted short-and long-term employment and earnings.

    • Job search assistance (JSA) services had favorable impacts on all outcomes examined, but employment and earnings impacts varied over time.

    • Reemployment bonuses appear to work in the short term, but their long-term effects are not known.

    • Lighter-touch interventions, such as profiling and changing employer contact requirements,yield more limited benefits.

    Tags: Job search assistance and supportive services Other employment and reemployment Unemployment Insurance

  • Topic Area: Career Academies

    • Career Academies produced strong and sustained increases in students’ post-high school earnings. These impacts were concentrated among young men.

    • Career Academies did not increase educational attainment.

    • Implementing all three program components proved somewhat challenging.

  • Topic Area: Behavioral Finance: Retirement

    • Many studies have demonstrated a relationship between default options and behavior. Taken together, these studies suggest that default options can affect investment behavior.

    • But no study produces strong causal evidence on the impacts of defaults on its own.

    • There is little evidence available on how the impacts of behavioral interventions designed to influence retirement savings vary by employee age, gender, income, or race.

    • There is little evidence available on how the impacts of behavioral interventions designed to influence retirement affect total savings.

  • Smith, L., Gregg, A., Roth, L., Stoeklen, P., Krueger, B., Lawton, G., & Knaeble, B. (2017). TAACCCT3 INTERFACE project: Final evaluation report. Menomonie, WI: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Applied Research Center, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University.

    Topic Area: Community College

    Study Type: Implementation Analysis

    Tags: Capacity building programs Community college education and other classroom training Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs

  • Watrus, B., & Fercho, H. (2015). Oregon Credentials, Acceleration and Support for Employment (CASE) evaluation report: Results, key issues and implications for policy, practice and systems. Retrieved from

    Topic Area: Community College

    Study Type: Causal Impact Analysis

    Causal Evidence Rating: Low Causal Evidence

    Outcome Effectiveness:

    Tags: Capacity building programs Community college education and other classroom training