Jump-Starting Self-Employment ? Evidence among Welfare Participants in Argentina

  title={Jump-Starting Self-Employment ? Evidence among Welfare Participants in Argentina},
  author={Rita Almeida and Emanuela Galasso},
We evaluate the effects of a self-employment program offered to welfare beneficiaries of a large safety net program in Argentina. The program promotes self-employment by providing financial and technical assistance. Our findings show that only a small and selected subset of welfare beneficiaries is attracted to this type of exit strategy (female household heads and more educated). Exploring non-experimental methods, we also show that in the short run participation in the program affects the… CONTINUE READING

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