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The impact of training duration on employment outcomes: Evidence from LATE estimates

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  • Kluve, Jochen
  • Rinne, Ulf
  • Uhlendorff, Arne
  • Zhao, Zhong

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We analyze the causal effect of training duration on employment outcomes of unemployed workers. Observed training durations might be endogenous. We use planned duration as an instrument for actual duration. LATE estimates indicate that an increase in duration has a positive impact for short programs and a negative impact for long programs.

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  • Kluve, Jochen & Rinne, Ulf & Uhlendorff, Arne & Zhao, Zhong, 2013. "The impact of training duration on employment outcomes: Evidence from LATE estimates," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(3), pages 487-490.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:3:p:487-490
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.06.002
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    Keywords

    Treatment duration; Local average treatment effect; Dropouts;
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    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C26 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation

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