Chakravorty, Bhaskar Arulampalam, Wiji Imbert, Clement Rathelot, Roland
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IZA Discussion Papers No. 14427
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn
Using a randomised experiment, we show that providing better information about prospective jobs to vocational trainees can improve their placement outcomes. The study setting is the vocational training programme DDU-GKY in India. We find that including in the training two information sessions about placement opportunities make trainees 17% more likely to stay in the jobs in which they are placed. We argue that this effect is likely driven by improved selection into training. As a result of the intervention, trainees that are over-optimistic about placement jobs are more likely to drop out before placement.
vocational training on-the-job-training dropout rural development skills job placement