Nivorozhkin, Anton (2005). An evaluation of government-sponsored vocational training programmes for the unemployed in urban Russia. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 29(6)
This is the first study on the effects of active labour market programs such as training in Russia. We use the data from the official unemployment register combined with information from the follow-up survey in a large industrial city in the year 2000. The method of propensity score matching was applied to learn whether participation in the training programmes increased the monthly salaries of participants. The findings suggest that individuals tend to benefit from the participation in the training programmes. However, one year later, this effect disappeared.
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