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The demand for, and impact of, youth internships: evidence from a randomized experiment in Yemen

David McKenzie (), Nabila Assaf and Ana Cusolito

IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2016, vol. 5, issue 1, 1-15

Abstract: This paper evaluates a youth internship program in Yemen. We examine the demand for the program and find an oversupply of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and a relative undersupply of graduates in marketing and business. Conditional on the types of graduates firms were looking to hire, applicants were then randomly chosen for the program. Receiving an internship resulted in an almost doubling of work experience in 2014 and a 73 % increase in income. A follow-up survey shows that internship recipients had better employment outcomes than the control group in the first 5 months after the program. JEL codes: O12, O15, J08, J16 Copyright McKenzie et al. 2016

Keywords: Internship; Active labor market program; Randomized experiment; Fragile state (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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