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Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education Evaluation, United States, 2011-2016

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, aggregate data, survey data
  • Fein, David
  • Rolston, Howard
  • Abt Associates
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
adult education; career development; education; employment; job training; training; vocational education
  • Abstract

    The Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) study was designed to produce rigorous evidence for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers about the effectiveness of nine career pathways approaches that sought to increase credentials, employment, and self-sufficiency among low-income, low-skilled Americans. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, PACE included nine program-specific evaluation reports. The study was led by Abt Associates, in partnership with MEF Associates, The Urban Institute, and the University of Michigan. Each program-specific evaluation included an implementation study that examined the design and operation of the program and enrolled students' participation patterns, and an impact study that used an experimental design to measure differences in educational and employment outcomes between individuals randomly assigned to a group that could receive services from the PACE program (treatment group) and a group that could not but could participate in other services in the community (control group). Program impacts were measured 18 to 24 months following random assignment, depending on the program. Follow-up impact reports will cover three and six years after random assignment. The collection includes the following 7 data files: Analysis Data File (9,242 cases; 152 variables; Basic Information Form Data File (9,242 cases; 79 variables); Case Manager/Advisor Data File (105 cases; 223 variables); Instructional Staff Data File (131 cases; 510 variables); Manager/Supervisor Data File (40 cases; 202 variables); First Follow-up Data File (7,139 cases; 1,432 variables); Self-Administered Questionnaire Data File (9,242 cases; 96 variables);
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: See data documentation.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: All study participants completed the Baseline Information Form (BIF) and Self-administered Questionnaire (SAQ) Response rate for the 18-month follow-up survey was 77.2 percent
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Analysis Data File
    • DS2: Basic Information Form Data File
    • DS3: Case Manager/Advisor Data File
    • DS4: Instructional Staff Data File
    • DS5: Manager/Supervisor Data File
    • DS6: First Follow-up Data File
    • DS7: Self-Administered Questionnaire Data File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2011-11--2016-05
  • 2011-11 / 2016-05
  • Collection date: 2011-11-01--2016-05-31
  • 2011-11-01 / 2016-05-31
  • Collection date: 2011-11-01--2014-12-31
  • 2011-11-01 / 2014-12-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Arizona
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Massachusetts
  • New York (state)
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
Sampled Universe
All participants enrolled in the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) study (N=9,295).
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
  • face-to-face interview
  • on-site questionnaire
  • telephone interview
2019-12-23 The codebooks for part 1 "Analysis Data File", part 2 "Basic Information Form Data File, and part 6 "First Follow-up Data File" were removed.2019-10-29 This collection was updated to include data files and ICPSR codebooks. The previous release only included P.I. documentation files (i.e., codebooks and survey instruments). These P.I. documentation files were also renamed to match the study part number of their corresponding data file. Funding institution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37289 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37289.v2

Update Metadata: 2019-12-24 | Issue Number: 5 | Registration Date: 2019-05-21

Fein, David; Rolston, Howard; Abt Associates (2019): Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education Evaluation, United States, 2011-2016. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.