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...
- Qualitative Research of Programs in Domestic Policy Areas, Including Education, Labor, and Welfare
- Disadvantaged Youth
- Training and Reemployment
- Family Support
- School Reform
- TANF and Employment Issues
Linda Rosenberg has more than 25 years of experience conducting qualitative research on programs in domestic policy areas, including labor, education, and welfare.
She has led many large-scale studies and been responsible for the design, data collection, and analyses of program implementation for these studies.
Currently, Rosenberg is the project director for several U.S. Department of Labor projects. She leads the National Evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth, an initiative across several federal agencies that grants administrative and programmatic flexibilities to pilots to implement innovative programs to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. Under Rosenberg’s direction, the team is providing evaluation technical assistance to pilots, conducting an implementation and systems study, and collecting and reporting pilots’ administrative data. She also is directing an evaluation of the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and of State Apprenticeship Expansion grants. She was co-project director of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation; she contributed to the design and implementation of that evaluation, which studied the impact of the programs’ services.
In the education area, Rosenberg led the Mathematica team in 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. For the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she directed a study team in the design of and data collection for case studies and a 50-state survey of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversion practices, which documented states’ strategies to assist or divert applicants for TANF.
Rosenberg holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.