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Do Public Employment and Training Programs Work?

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  • Carolyn Heinrich
  • Peter Mueser
  • Kenneth Troske
  • Kyung-Seong Jeon
  • Daver Kahvecioglu

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I38, J08, J24 Copyright Heinrich et al.; licensee Springer. 2013

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  • Carolyn Heinrich & Peter Mueser & Kenneth Troske & Kyung-Seong Jeon & Daver Kahvecioglu, 2013. "Do Public Employment and Training Programs Work?," IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 2(1), pages 1-23, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:izalbr:v:2:y:2013:i:1:p:1-23:10.1186/2193-8997-2-6
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    Keywords

    Job training; Program evaluation; Workforce investment act; Matching;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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