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A duration analysis of CONALEP (Mexico's National Technical Professional School)


  • Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys


Mexico's National Technical Professional School (Colegio Nacional de Educaci?n Profesional T?cnica, CONALEP) is the largest technical education system in the country. CONALEP serves low-income students at the upper-secondary school level in Mexico. Using graduate tracer surveys from CONALEP, the author analyzes the impact of modular courses and reform programs implemented by CONALEP in 1991-92 on CONALEP graduates'labor market outcomes. Results indicate that graduates from the pre-reform program had to search longer for a job compared with those of the post-reform program. Graduates from the post-reform program have 45 percent higher probability of finding a job than those from the pre-reform program. However, the pre-reform program cohorts earned higher hourly wages than those from the post-reform program.

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  • Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys, 2004. "A duration analysis of CONALEP (Mexico's National Technical Professional School)," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3327, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:3327

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    1. Kye Woo Lee, 1998. "An alternative technical education system : a case study of Mexico," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 20107, The World Bank.
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