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The Impact of Being Offered and Receiving Classroom Training on the Employment Histories of Disadvantaged Women: Evidence from Experimental Data

  • Eberwein, Curtis
  • Ham, John C
  • LaLonde, Robert J

The authors address two questions using experimental data on disadvantaged women. First, what is the impact of being offered Job Training Partnership Act classroom training on the duration of unemployment and employment? Second, what is the effect of actually participating in this training on the length of such spells? Belonging to the treatment group shortens unemployment spells but has no effect on employment spells. Actually participating in training has a larger positive effect on the exit rate from unemployment than the effect of simply being a member of the treatment group. Ignoring the endogeneity of actual training in estimation substantially underestimates its effect. Copyright 1997 by The Review of Economic Studies Limited.

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Volume (Year): 64 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 655-82

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