Wodon, Quentin and Minowa, Mari (2001): Training for the Urban Unemployed: A Reevaluation of Mexico's Training Program, Probecat. Published in: World Bank Economists' Forum (July 2001): pp. 197-215.
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For many years the government of Mexico has implemented a large training program for the unemployed. The program has been evaluated twice before with similar methodologies. These two evaluations yielded encouraging results in that the program apparently reduces unemployment and increases earnings. This article suggests that both evaluations may suffer from inappropriate controls for the endogeneity of program participation. Using the availability of the program at the state level as a determinant of individual participation, the article uses the data of the second evaluation to indicate that Probecat does not decrease unemployment, nor does it increase wages.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Training for the Urban Unemployed: A Reevaluation of Mexico's Training Program, Probecat|
|Keywords:||Mexico; probecat; employment programs|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J23 - Labor Demand
|Depositing User:||Quentin Wodon|
|Date Deposited:||21. Dec 2008 07:36|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 09:12|
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