In many developing economies, while substantial progress has been made to strengthen the democratic system, liberalize the economy, implement responsible macroeconomic policies, and expand basic social services, much is yet to be done to identify causal relationships for policy interventions to improve the lot of the poor. We have scant evidence that the myriad of projects in education, health, public services, and infrastructure intended to reduce the depth and incidence of poverty have made any real difference. We investigate heterogeneous treatment impacts of the Youth Training Program PROJOVEN on labor participation and earnings of disadvantaged individuals using a set of parametric and nonparametric econometric techniques. The primary goal of this program is to facilitate the labor market participation of poor individuals through training and employment opportunities. PROJOVEN follows a demand-driven design similar to several training programs implemented in Latin America in the late 90s. The availability of data for five different cohorts in a program operating for almost a decade has created an extraordinary opportunity to investigate: (i) heterogeneous treatment impacts across the poverty index distribution, (ii) the long-term sustainability of the treatment effects (iii) the extent of differentiated treatment effects by gender, and (iv) the existence of cream-skimming in the programs selection mechanisms that may create large treatment effects at the cost of less equity.
Project leader: Miguel Jaramillo
Project researchers: Veronica Montalva-Talledo
No journal publications.
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