PIERI-12375 The Impacts of Vocational Training Programs on the Duration of Youth Unemployment in Mongolia

Abstract

Mongolia is a lower-middle income country characterized by high youth unemployment and a large informal sector. Training programs have been implemented in order to promote employment and tackle these issues. In this study, we evaluate the impact of a vocational training program (VTP) through a field experiment conducted between 2013 and 2015. This time frame allows us to explore short and medium term impacts. In particular, we focus on three outcomes of interest: employment, earnings and job quality. We find a positive and short-term impact on employment and a positive impact on monthly earnings in short and medium terms. We also show that providing information about schooling returns increases attendance and reduces dropout, which may help improve the program’s impact in no expensive ways.

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Members

Project leader: Altantsetseg Batchuluun

Project researchers: Soyolmaa Batbekh | Bayarmaa Dalkhjav | Amartuvshin Sanjmyatav | Tsogt-Erdene Baldandorj

Scientific mentors: Jose Galdo | Maria Laura Alzua


Journal publication

Authors Co-Authors Title of paper Title of Economic Review Bibliographic references
Maria Laura Alzúa Soyolmaa Batbekh, Altantsetseg Batchuluun, Bayarmaa Dalkhjav, José Galdo Demand-Driven Youth Training Programs: Experimental Evidence from Mongolia World Bank Economic Review

Published online
(June 2020)


Working Papers

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Impact of short term vocational training on youth unemployment: Evidence from Mongolia 2017-03-02 507.93kB 0 0
Demand-Driven Youth Training Programs: Experimental Evidence from Mongolia 2019-05-31 3.98MB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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The impact of vocational training programs on youth unemployment in Mongolia 2016-10-25 259.8KB 0 0
Mongolian version - The impact of vocational training programs on youth unemployment in Mongolia 2016-10-25 212.18KB 0 0

Final report

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2016-09-02 1073.02KB 0 0

Proposal

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The Impacts of Vocational Training Programs on Youth Employment in Mongolia 2013-07-14 1925.12KB 0 0

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