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dc.contributor.authorBidani, Benuen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlunch, Niels-Hugoen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoh, Chor-chingen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, Christopher J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T12:56:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-26T12:56:26Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64400-
dc.description.abstractRecent years have seen a surge in work on the impacts of active labor market programs for numerous countries. However, little evidence has been presented on the effectiveness of such programs in China. Recent economic reforms, associated with massive lay-offs, and the accompanying public retraining programs make China fertile ground for rigorous impact evaluations. This study uses survey data from the two large industrial cities Shenyang and Wuhan, covering the period 1998 to 2000, to evaluate retraining programs for over 2000 workers two years after they had been observed as displaced and unemployed. Using a comparison group design, this study is, to our knowledge, the first evaluation of its kind in China. The evidence suggests that retraining helped workers find jobs in Wuhan, but had little effect in Shenyang. The study raises questions about the overall effectiveness of retraining expenditures, and it offers some directions for policy-makers about future interventions to help laid-off workers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherW.E. Upjohn Inst. for Employment Research Kalamazoo, Mich.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUpjohn Institute Working Paper 05-111en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordactive labor market programsen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob trainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordimpact evaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpropensity score matchingen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsbildungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleEvaluating job training in two Chinese citiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn498542351en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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