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Youth training programs beyond employment. Evidence from a randomized controlled trial

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dc.description.abstract Youth unemployment is a pervasive phenomenon in Latin America and the Caribbean. Governments have widely used training programs in order to mitigate such problem. This paper documents the effects of a training program for low income youths, which comprises vocational training, life skills and work experience. Results show large gains in employment, with effects that remain more than two years after the intervention. The program shows also substantial effects on access to credit. Program participants exhibit a higher probability of having requested formal consumer credit, and a higher probability of having bank debts in good standing. The evidence suggests that our results are driven mainly by men and younger participants, who have higher gains in terms of outcomes, contrary to previous evidence from Latin America. en
dc.title Youth training programs beyond employment. Evidence from a randomized controlled trial en
dc.contributor.author Alzúa, María Laura
dc.contributor.author Cruces, Guillermo
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Carolina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-26T20:32:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-26T20:32:34Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-26
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/64856
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Random Assignment
dc.subject Labor Training Programs
dc.subject Youth Unemployment
dc.type Working Paper


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