Living Up to Expectations: How Job Training Made Women Better Off and Men Worse Off

  title={Living Up to Expectations: How Job Training Made Women Better Off and Men Worse Off},
  author={Paloma Acevedo and Guillermo Cruces and Paul Gertler and Sebastian Martinez},
  journal={Development Economics: Women},
We study the interaction between job and soft skills training on expectations and labor market outcomes in the context of a youth training program in the Dominican Republic. Program applicants were randomly assigned to one of 3 modalities: a full treatment consisting of hard and soft skills training plus an internship, a partial treatment consisting of soft skills training plus an internship, or a control group. We find strong and lasting effects of the program on personal skills acquisition… 
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