Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/236458
Authors: 
Chakravorty, Bhaskar
Arulampalam, Wiji
Imbert, Clement
Rathelot, Roland
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 14427
Publisher: 
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
vocational training
on-the-job-training
dropout
rural development
skills
job placement
JEL: 
J24
J61
M53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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