Towards comprehensive training
AbstractTraining programs are the most common active labor market interventions around the world. Whether designed to develop skills of young job seekers or upgrading skills of adult workers, training programs are aimed at counteracting employability barriers that hinder the integration of people into the labor markets. Training approaches vary greatly across countries and regions. Some have a focus on classroom lectures while others emphasize training in the workplace. Based on a dataset of studies of training programs from 90 countries around the world, this paper examines the incidence of different training types over time and their impact on labor market outcomes of trainees. The authors find a general pattern of transition from in-classroom training to comprehensive measures that combine classroom and workplace training with supplementary services. Moreover, this transition has paid off. Comprehensive training interventions tend to increase the probability of having positive labor market outcomes for trainees, as compared to in-classroom training only.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 52188.
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2009
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Primary Education; Labor Markets; Education For All; Poverty Impact Evaluation; Labor Policies;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-10-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-HRM-2010-10-16 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2010-10-16 (Labour Economics)
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