Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129901
Authors: 
Calero, Carla
Corseuil, Carlos H.
Gonzalez, Veronica
Kluve, Jochen
Soares, Yuri S. D.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 2160
Abstract (Translated): 
Using a randomized trial, we look at employment and earnings of a youth training program in Brazil that uses arts and theater-based pedagogic tools. The evidence we present shows youth benefit both in the short- and medium-term. The impacts are economically large, compared to those typically found in the literature. We find no evidence of significant program impacts on other outcomes, including personality-related traits, suggesting that these traits may not be malleable for young adults in the short-run. We argue that the estimated labor market impacts are due to a combination of both skills formation and signaling of higher quality workers to employers.
Subjects: 
labor market training
youths
randomized controlled trial
life skills
JEL: 
J24
J68
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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