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Labor Markets and Wealth

"entra21" (Argentina)



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Authors

María Laura Alzúa, Guillermo Cruces, Carolina Lopez

Source

CEDLAS Working Paper

Year

2015

Link

Intervention

Offer to participate in the "entra21" program, administered by the International Youth Foundation and the Agencia para el Desarrollo Económico de la Ciudad de Córdoba and finaced by the Multilateral Investment Fund: (i) 64 hours of classroom-based life-skills training; (ii) 100 hours of technical training in the fields of cooking and catering, sales and administration, and factory workers, in general privileging the ones that were considered in demand by actual firms; (iii) on-the-job training, in which firms were required to employ the intern for up to 4 months, with a maximum of 20 hours per week, to pay a proportion of the minimum wage according to hours worked, to provide a workplace mentor, and to issue a written certificate of the work experience and training for the intern at the end of the period

Unit of Analysis

Unemployed or underemployed individuals, between the ages of 18 to 30 years old, high school dropout or graduate, with total family income below the poverty line (city of Córdoba)

Year

2010-2013

Country

Argentina

Outcome Methodology Effect
Formally employed, approximately 2 years after course completion Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: 0.102, Standard error: 0.047, Counterfactual mean: 0.246
Formally employed, approximately 3 years after course completion Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: 0.038, Standard error: 0.045, Counterfactual mean: 0.289
Monthly earnings in Argentinian pesos, approximately 2 years after course completion (including zeros) Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: 328.18, Standard error: 149.34, Counterfactual mean: 623.50
Monthly earnings in Argentinian pesos, approximately 3 years after course completion (including zeros) Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: 98.96, Standard error: 159.27, Counterfactual mean: 809.29
Formally employed, approximately 2 years after course completion (sub-sample of women) Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: 0.015, Standard error: 0.052, Counterfactual mean: 0.218
Formally employed, approximately 3 years after course completion (sub-sample of women) Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: -0.038, Standard error: 0.049, Counterfactual mean: 0.250
Monthly earnings in Argentinian pesos, approximately 2 years after course completion (sub-sample of women, including zeros) Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: -57.37, Standard error: 139.18, Counterfactual mean: 542.68
Monthly earnings in Argentinian pesos, approximately 3 years after course completion (sub-sample of women, including zeros) Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: -171.31, Standard error: 149.59, Counterfactual mean: 666.06
Ever formally employed, within approximately 3 years after course completion Randomized Controlled Trial (Average Intention-to-Treat Parameter) Magnitude: 0.098, Standard error: 0.047, Counterfactual mean: 0.508


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