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