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={P. Acevedo and Guillermo Cruces and P. Gertler and S. Martinez},
  journal={Organizations & Markets: Policies & Processes eJournal},
  • P. Acevedo, Guillermo Cruces, +1 author S. Martinez
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Organizations & Markets: Policies & Processes eJournal
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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