Impact evaluation of the Job Youth Training Program Projoven

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Author: Diaz, Juan Jose; Rosas-Shady, David


This paper brings new evidence on the impact of the Peruvian Job Youth Training Program (Projoven). Compared with prior evaluations of the program, this one has several advantages. This is the first experimental impact evaluation of Projoven, and also the first to measure impacts over a longer period: almost three years after training. Additionally, the evaluation supplements data from a follow-up survey with administrative data from the country's Electronic Payroll (Planilla Electronica), allowing for a more accurate measure of formal employment. It also measures whether socioemotional...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Evaluation; Outcomes; Research; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Program evaluation; Labour market program; Youth program; Longitudinal study; Outcomes of education and training; Employability; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Peru; South America

Published: [Washington, District of Columbia]: Inter-American Development Bank, 2016

Physical description: 39 p.

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Series: IDB working paper series; no. IDB-WP-693

Statement of responsibility: Juan Jose Diaz, David Rosas

Resource type: Working paper

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Call number: TD/TNC 127.689

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