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Evaluating the impact of SENA on earnings and Employment


  • Alejandro GAVIRIA URIBE


  • Jairo Augusto NUÑEZ MENDEZ



The goal of this paper is to shed light on the impact of public training programs in Colombia. To this effect, we use various data sets and put into practice various methodologies. We use data from both a living standard survey and a survey of SENA trainees to evaluate the impact of SENA courses. In addition, we use public opinion polls to evaluate the perception of managers and workers as well as that of the public at large about the role of SENA and the quality of the training provided.

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  • Alejandro GAVIRIA URIBE & Jairo Augusto NUÑEZ MENDEZ, 2003. "Evaluating the impact of SENA on earnings and Employment," ARCHIVOS DE ECONOMÍA 002646, DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL DE PLANEACIÓN.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000118:002646

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    1. Juan Esteban Saavedra & Carlos Medina, 2012. "Formación para el Trabajo en Colombia," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 010059, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
    2. Marcela Meléndez Arjona & Guillermo Perry, 2009. "Industrial policies in Colombia," WORKING PAPERS SERIES. DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 009138, FEDESARROLLO.
    3. Carlos Ludena, 2010. "Agricultural Productivity Growth, Efficiency Change and Technical Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean," Research Department Publications 4675, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    4. Carlos Castañeda & José L. González & Norberto Rojas, 2010. "Evaluación de impacto: Programa Jóvenes Rurales Emprendedores del SENA," WORKING PAPERS SERIES. DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 009068, FEDESARROLLO.
    5. Jorge Andrés Tamayo & Jairo Núñez & Carlos Medina, 2013. "The Unemployment Subsidy Program in Colombia: An Assessment," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 4622, Inter-American Development Bank.
    6. Gustavo Adolfo HERNANDEZ DIAZ, 2011. "Impuestos parafiscales y mercado laboral: Un análisis de Equilibrio General Computable," ARCHIVOS DE ECONOMÍA 008954, DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL DE PLANEACIÓN.
    7. Gustavo Hernández, 2012. "Payroll Taxes and the Labor Market: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 49(1), pages 99-123, May.
    8. Luz Adriana Florez & Lina Cardona-Sosa & Leonardo Fabio Morales & Julian Londoño, 2018. "The Returns from Training in Colombia: Evidence from a Longitudinal Survey," Borradores de Economia 1048, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
    9. Roberto Steiner & Norberto Rojas & Natalia Millán, 2010. "Evaluación de impacto del programa jóvenes rurales emprendedores del Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje - SENA. Informe Final," INFORMES DE INVESTIGACIÓN 014446, FEDESARROLLO.
    10. Betcherman, Gordon & Godfrey, Martin & Puerto, Susana & Rother, Friederike & Stavreska, Antoneta, 2007. "A review of interventions to support young workers : findings of the youth employment inventory," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 41412, The World Bank.

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