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Assessing the impact of a training program on how long a job search


  • Cansino Muñoz , José Manuel

    () (Universidad de Sevilla)

  • Sánchez Braza, Antonio

    () (Universidad de Sevilla)


This paper estimes the average effect of the Spanish Training Schools Program on the period needed to find a job. Three methods have been developed: weighting on the propensity score, Heckman’s estimator and propensity score-matching. For the participants in the program, the number of days up to finding a job diminishes in 471, 446 and 467, respectively, depending on the used estimator one. There is a consistent evidence across methods that the program evaluated reduces the necessary time to find a job.

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  • Cansino Muñoz , José Manuel & Sánchez Braza, Antonio, 2011. "Assessing the impact of a training program on how long a job search," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 19, pages 51-74.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0052

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    Training programs evaluation; public policies; propensity score; Heckman’s two-stage estimator; matching;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy


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