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Does Vocational Education Work? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mongolia

Erica M. Field, Leigh Linden (), Ofer Malamud, Daniel Rubenson and Shing-Yi Wang

No 26092, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: This paper estimates the impact of admission to formal vocational secondary programs on labor market outcomes in Mongolia. We conducted public lotteries to allocate scarce slots for approximately 8,000 students who applied to oversubscribed trades in 10 vocational schools during 2010, 2011, and 2012. We find that admission to oversubscribed vocational schools in Mongolia led to significantly higher employment, and increased earnings for women. These positive impacts appear to be due to the acquisition of more skills in specific trades, greater work intensity, and increased employment opportunities in high-paying sectors.

JEL-codes: I25 I26 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-07
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