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dc.contributor.authorSchwerdt, Guidoen_US
dc.contributor.authorMesser, Doloresen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoessmann, Ludgeren_US
dc.contributor.authorWolter, Stefan C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:52:52Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:52:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201104113044en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46000-
dc.description.abstractLifelong learning is often promoted in ageing societies, but little is known about its returns or governments' ability to advance it. This paper evaluates the effects of a large-scale randomized field experiment issuing vouchers for adult education in Switzerland. We find no significant average effects of voucher-induced adult education on earnings, employment, and subsequent education one year after treatment. But effects are heterogeneous: Low- education individuals are most likely to profit from adult education, but least likely to use the voucher. The findings cast doubt on the effectiveness of existing untargeted voucher programs in promoting labor market outcomes through adult education.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5431en_US
dc.subject.jelI22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelH43en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelM53en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfield experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordvoucheren_US
dc.subject.keywordadult educationen_US
dc.subject.keywordLATEen_US
dc.subject.keywordSwitzerlanden_US
dc.subject.stwErwachsenenbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwVoucheren_US
dc.subject.stwLebenslanges Lernenen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsertragen_US
dc.subject.stwFeldforschungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleEffects of adult education vouchers on the labor market: Evidence from a randomized field experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn660921294en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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