Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/208206
Authors: 
Novella, Rafael
Valencia, Horacio
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-1062
Abstract: 
Information asymmetries and limited skills are two main factors affecting jobseekers' chances to access quality jobs in developing countries. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a job intermediation and wage subsidy program in Bolivia, a country with one of the highest levels of informality in Latin-America. Using administrative and survey, we find that the program substantially increases employment, formality, and earnings. These effects are heterogeneous across different subsamples of interest. Our results suggest that Active Labor Market Policies might be an effective solution for improving access to quality jobs in the context of high informality.
Subjects: 
intermediation
wage subsidy
informality
Bolivia
JEL: 
J24
J28
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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