Journal Article

The Impact of Being Offered and Receiving Classroom Training on the Employment Histories of Disadvantaged Women: Evidence from Experimental Data

Curtis Eberwein, John C. Ham and Robert J. Lalonde

in The Review of Economic Studies

Published on behalf of Review of Economic Studies Ltd

Volume 64, issue 4, pages 655-682
Published in print October 1997 | ISSN: 0034-6527
Published online October 1997 | e-ISSN: 1467-937X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2971734
The Impact of Being Offered and Receiving Classroom Training on the Employment Histories of Disadvantaged Women: Evidence from Experimental Data

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We address two questions using experimental data on disadvantaged women. First, what is the impact of being offered JTPA classroom training on the duration of unemployment and employment? Second, what is the effect of actually participating in this training on the length of such spells? Belonging to the treatment group shortens unemployment spells but has no effect on employment spells. Actually participating in training has a larger positive effect on the exit rate from unemployment than the effect of simply being a member of the treatment group. Ignoring the endogeneity of actual training in estimation substantially underestimates its effect.

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Subjects: Economics

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