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Can information about jobs improve the effectiveness of vocational training? Experimental evidence from India

Bhaskar Chakravorty, Wiji Arulampalam, Clément Imbert and Roland Rathelot
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Bhaskar Chakravorty: University of Warwick
Wiji Arulampalam: University of Warwick
Roland Rathelot: University of Warwick

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Abstract: Using a randomised experiment, we show that providing better information about prospective jobs to vocational trainees can improve their placement outcomes. The study setting is the vocational training programme DDU-GKY in India. We find that including in the training two information sessions about placement opportunities make trainees 17% more likely to stay in the jobs in which they are placed. We argue that this effect is likely driven by improved selection into training. As a result of the intervention, trainees that are over-optimistic about placement jobs are more likely to drop out before placement.

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Date: 2021
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