Understanding the Employment Outcomes of Trainees in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program under the 2002 Amendments
Mathematica Policy Research
This report presents suggestive evidence on aspects of training funded by the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program (under the 2002 amendments) that were associated with better outcomes for participants. The analysis is based on telephone survey data from a nationally representative sample of TAA participants from 26 states, most of whom lost their jobs in 2005 and 2006. The report is part of a comprehensive Evaluation of the TAA Program which was begun in 2004, to document the implementation of the 2002 amendments and to assess the ability of the program under those amendments to achieve its goal of helping participants find rapid and suitable reemployment.