dc.contributor.authorNg, Irene Y. H.
dc.contributor.authorHo, Kong Weng.
dc.contributor.authorNesamani, Tharmalingam.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Alex.
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Ngiam Tee.
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T04:12:31Z
dc.date.available2013-09-30T04:12:31Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationNg, I. Y. H., Ho, K. W., & Nesamani, T. (2012). Designing and implementing an evaluation of a national work support program. Evaluation and program planning, 35(1), 78–87.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/13723
dc.description.abstractWelfare reforms in the 1990s have shifted governments around the world towards financial assistance conditional on work. While large-scale rigorous research on welfare-to-work programs has demonstrated effectiveness towards employment in other countries, no such micro-level evaluation of a policy has ever been conducted in Singapore. This article describes the process of developing a large experimental evaluation of the Work Support Program, which the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports started in 2006. The lessons learned from planning and implementing the research can be helpful to future researchers in negotiating long-term rigorous evaluations in an environment where collaborators lack sufficient research knowledge. Insights include ways to focus on the essentials, find alternative experimental designs, collaborate effectively, and adapt instruments across cultures.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEvaluation and program planningen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social and public welfare
dc.titleDesigning and implementing an evaluation of a national work support programen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolCollege of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002


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