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Estimating the Effects of Length of Exposure to Training Program: The Case of Job Corps

Carlos Flores (), Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Arturo Gonazalez () and Todd Neumann ()
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Carlos Flores: Department of Economics, University of Miami
Arturo Gonazalez: Ernst & Young and IZA, Bonn, Germany
Todd Neumann: School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts, University of California, Merced

No 2010-3, Working Papers from University of Miami, Department of Economics

Abstract: Length of exposure to a training program is important in determining the labor market outcomes of participants. Employing methods to estimate the causal effects from continuous treatments, we provide insights regarding the effects of different lengths of enrollment to Job Corps (JC)— America's largest and most comprehensive job training program for disadvantaged youth. We semi parametrically estimate average causal effects (on the treated) of different lengths of exposure to JC, using the generalized propensity score's under the assumption that selection into different lengths is based on a rich set of observed covariates. “Placebo tests are performed to gauge the plausibility of this assumption. We find that the estimated effects are increasing in the length of training, and that the marginal effects of additional training are decreasing with length of enrollment. We also document differences in the estimated effects of length of exposure across different demographic groups, which are particularly large between males and females. Finally, our results suggest an important lock in effect in JC training.

Keywords: Training Programs; Continuous Treatments; Generalized Propensity Score; Dose-Response Function (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 I38 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2009-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hrm and nep-lab
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