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Evaluation of National School for Professional Technology Education in Mexico

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The National School for Professional Technology Education (CONALEP) is Mexico's largest and oldest technical education system. CONALEP serves low-income students at the upper-secondary school level in Mexico. The labor market performance of CONALEP graduates has been evaluated four times in the past. These evaluations have yielded encouraging results, showing that CONALEP's graduates find jobs faster and earn higher wages than similar"control"groups. In contrast, using non-experimental methods, this paper suggests that CONALEP's graduates might earn higher wages but do not find jobs faster compared with control groups.

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  • Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys, 2005. "Evaluation of National School for Professional Technology Education in Mexico," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3572, The World Bank.
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