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The Impact of Public and Private Job Training in Colombia

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  • Carlos Medina
  • Jairo Núñez

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In this working paper, the authors present various matching estimators of the impact on earnings for individuals who attended public and private job training programs in Colombia, namely the National Learning Service (SENA). The authors estimate propensity scores by controlling for the wide variety of personal and socioeconomic background variables of those individuals, measuring the effect of training disaggregated by type of institution (private, SENA, or other public programs), time (short and long-term) and gender.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 43318.

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Date of creation: Feb 2005
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Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:43318

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Keywords: Workforce & Employment; Vocational & Technical Education; occupational training; vocational training; income;

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  1. James Heckman & Hidehiko Ichimura & Jeffrey Smith & Petra Todd, 1998. "Characterizing Selection Bias Using Experimental Data," Econometrica, Econometric Society, Econometric Society, vol. 66(5), pages 1017-1098, September.
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  7. Heckman, James J. & Lalonde, Robert J. & Smith, Jeffrey A., 1999. "The economics and econometrics of active labor market programs," Handbook of Labor Economics, Elsevier, in: O. Ashenfelter & D. Card (ed.), Handbook of Labor Economics, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 31, pages 1865-2097 Elsevier.
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  1. Suzanne Duryea & Carmen Pagés-Serra, 2002. "Políticas de capital humano: qué pueden conseguir y qué no en cuanto a la productividad y la reducción de la pobreza en América Latina," Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 4298, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  2. Suzanne Duryea & Carmen Pagés-Serra, 2002. "Human Capital Policies: What they Can and Cannot Do for Productivity and Poverty Reduction in Latin America," IDB Publications, Inter-American Development Bank 4125, Inter-American Development Bank.
  3. Carlos Medina & Jairo Núñez & Jorge Andrés Tamayo, 2013. "The Unemployment Subsidy Program in Colombia: An Assessment," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA 010393, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
  4. Juan ESteban Saavedra & Carlos Medina, 2012. "Formación para el Trabajo en Colombia," Borradores de Economia, Banco de la Republica de Colombia 740, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  5. Hansen, Ellen & Avila, Zulum, 2012. "Preliminary assessment of training and retraining programmes implemented in response to the Great Recession :," ILO Working Papers, International Labour Organization 468419, International Labour Organization.
  6. Betcherman, Gordon & Olivas, Karina & Dar, Amit, 2004. "Impacts of active labor market programs : new evidence from evaluations with particular attention to developing and transition countries," Social Protection Discussion Papers, The World Bank 29142, The World Bank.

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