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Effectiveness of active labour market tools in conditional cash transfers programmes evidence for Argentina

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  • López Mourelo, Elva.
  • Escudero, Verónica.

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This paper examines the impact of a programme implemented in Argentina to provide support in skills upgrading, vocational training, job-seeking and job placement to those eligible beneficiaries of the large conditional cash transfer programme Plan Jefes. Using data from the Permanent Household Survey, this article assesses the short-term effects of the programme on a number of labour market indicators. Through non-experimental methods, this paper finds that the intervention, at least in the short-run, is associated with a decrease in the probability of having an informal job and with higher hourly wages. The findings also suggest that the programme is associated with a lower probability of working an excessive number of hours and being underemployed.

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  • López Mourelo, Elva. & Escudero, Verónica., 2016. "Effectiveness of active labour market tools in conditional cash transfers programmes evidence for Argentina," ILO Working Papers 994905423402676, International Labour Organization.
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    1. Escudero, Verónica & Kluve, Jochen & López Mourelo, Elva & Pignatti, Clemente, 2017. "Active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evicence from a meta analysis," Ruhr Economic Papers 715, RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, University of Duisburg-Essen.

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    cash benefit; labour market policy; impact evaluation; job placement; Argentina; Latin America;

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