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Vocational training for female job returners - Effects on employment, earnings and job quality

Annabelle Doerr

Labour Economics, 2022, vol. 75, issue C

Abstract: This paper studies how training vouchers increase the employment prospects of women with interrupted employment histories. Using the population of female job returners who receive a training voucher to participate in training programs and a randomly selected control group from German administrative data, I analyze the effectiveness of training on various labor market outcomes. The analysis reveals that the receipt of a training voucher translates into substantial gains in employment and earnings. It reduces the gap between pre- and post-interruption earnings by as much as 77%. Moreover, training vouchers improve job quality, and increases job stability. Low skilled women benefit most.

Keywords: Job return; Active labor market policies; Treatment effects; Program evaluation; Training voucher; Return to work (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 H43 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2022.102139

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