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Do government sponsored vocational training programmes help the unemployed find jobs? Evidence from Russia

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  • A. Nivorozhkin
  • E. Nivorozhkin

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The study estimates the employment effect of vocational training programmes for the unemployed in urban Russia. The results of propensity score matching indicate that training programmes had a non-negative overall effect on the programme participants relative to non-participants.

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  • A. Nivorozhkin & E. Nivorozhkin, 2007. "Do government sponsored vocational training programmes help the unemployed find jobs? Evidence from Russia," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(1), pages 5-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:14:y:2007:i:1:p:5-10
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500425295
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    1. Tasnim Khan & Fatima Yousaf, 2013. "Unemployment Duration of First Time Job Seekers: A Case Study of Bahawalpur," Asian Journal of Economic Modelling, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 1(1), pages 8-19, December.
    2. Aysit Tansel & H. Mehmet Taşçı, 2010. "Hazard Analysis of Unemployment Duration by Gender in a Developing Country: The Case of Turkey," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 24(4), pages 501-530, December.
    3. Furmanov, Kirill & Shelkovnikova, Irina, 2014. "Unemployed and out of the labor force: What is the difference? Modeling the probability of finding a job," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 35(3), pages 86-106.

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