Michaelides, Marios and Benus, Jacob (2010): Are self-employment training programs effective? evidence from project GATE.
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We examine the efficacy of providing self-employment training to unemployed and other individuals interested in self-employment using data from Project GATE. This experimental design program offered self-employment training services to a random sample of individuals who expressed a strong interest in self-employment. We find Project GATE was effective in assisting unemployed participants start their own business, leading to significant impacts in self-employment and overall employment soon after program entry. The program also helped unemployed participants remain self-employed and avoid unemployment even five years after program entry. However, the program was not effective in improving the labor market outcomes of non-unemployed participants.
|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:||06. Feb 2012 16:30|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 10:29|
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