Michaelides, Marios and Benus, Jacob (2010): Are self-employment training programs effective? Evidence from Project GATE.
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This paper presents new evidence on the efficacy of self-employment training programs using data from Project GATE (Growing America Through Entrepreneurship). Project GATE was an experimental design demonstration program that offered free self-employment training to a random sample of individuals who expressed a strong interest in self-employment. Our analyses show that the program was very effective in assisting unemployed participants start their own business, leading to significant gains in self-employment and overall employment in the early months following program participation. These impacts, however, dissipated over time. Despite the program’s impact on the rapid reemployment of unemployed participants, the program did not lead to significant gains in total earnings. Moreover, our analyses provide no evidence that the program was effective for participants who were employed, self-employed, or not in the labor force at the time of application.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Are self-employment training programs effective? Evidence from Project GATE|
|English Title:||Are self-employment training programs effective? Evidence from Project GATE|
|Keywords:||self-employment; small business; unemployment; workforce development; SEA; Project GATE|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
|Depositing User:||Marios Michaelides|
|Date Deposited:||07. Mar 2011 19:22|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 17:35|
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