Long Term Impacts of Vouchers for Vocational Training: Experimental Evidence for Colombia

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dc.description.abstract We use experimental data of a training program in 2005 in Colombia. We find that even up to ten years ahead, the JeA program had a positive and significant effect on the probability to work in the formal sector. Applicants in the treatment group also contributed more months to social security during the analyzed period, and to work for a large firm. Earnings of treated applicants were 11.8 higher in the whole sample, and they made larger contributions to social security. In addition, we also present non parametric bounds that for some percentiles of the sample of women, there are positive and nearly significant effects of the program. Thus, the effects of the program would have been capitalized both in increases in the likelihood of being formal, and increases in productivity. We also present evidence that the estimated program effects on the likelihood of working for the formal sector, the likelihood of working for a large firm, and the earnings in the formal sector, are not an artifact of analyzing multiple outcomes. en
dc.title Long Term Impacts of Vouchers for Vocational Training: Experimental Evidence for Colombia en
dc.contributor.author Attanasio, Orazio
dc.contributor.author Guarín, Arlen
dc.contributor.author Medina, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Meghir, Costas
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-15T18:26:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-15T18:26:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/53115
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Vouchers
dc.subject Vocational Training
dc.subject Colombia
dc.type Working Paper

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