Are Retraining Programs a Panacea for the Russian Labor Market?
The article analyzes retraining programs provided by public employment offices in Russia with an emphasis on their potential role during economic crisis. Net impacts of the programs are estimated using a rigorous quasi-experimental evaluation technique. It was found that the impact of retraining the unemployed is statistically insignificant both for wages and employment. Neither a positive nor a negative overall effect of the programs was found.
Volume (Year): 53 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
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