Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115524
Authors: 
Kaplan, David S.
Novella, Rafael
Rucci, Graciana
Vazquez, Claudia
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-585
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates the impact of the Bono Trabajador Activo, a training voucher program in Chile, on workers' labor market outcomes. Using detailed administrative datasets of the National Employment Service and the Unemployment Insurance System, we apply difference-in-difference and IV estimators to measure these effects. Our main results indicate that the voucher program has an overall negative impact on employment and earnings, particularly among individuals who expect to change economic sector. In contrast, we find that the program improves labor outcomes for females, particularly for those with lower education. The voucher program also improves employment duration and mobility across economic sectors.
Subjects: 
active labor market policy
training vouchers
program evaluation
JEL: 
J24
J68
H43
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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