Do Gender and Business Trainings Affect Business Outcomes? Experimental Evidence from Vietnam

  title={Do Gender and Business Trainings Affect Business Outcomes? Experimental Evidence from Vietnam},
  author={Erwin Bulte and Robert Lensink and Nhung Vu},
  journal={Manag. Sci.},
We use a randomized control trial to evaluate the impact of a business training for female clients of a microfinance institution in northern Vietnam, and we consider the impact on (i) business knowledge, (ii) practices, and (ii) outcomes, as well as (iv) firm entry and exit decisions. In addition, we vary the nature of the intervention by inviting husbands to participate in the trainings for a subsample of our respondents. To gauge both short-term and medium-term effects, we combine data from… Expand
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