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Earnings Effects of Training Programs


Michael Lechner


University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

Blaise Melly


Brown University - Department of Economics

July 2007

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6400

Abstract:     
In an evaluation of a job-training program, the influence of the program on the individual earnings capacity is important, because it reflects the program effect on human capital. Estimating these effects is complicated because earnings are observed for employed individuals only, and employment is itself an outcome of the program. Point identification of these effects can only be achieved by usually implausible assumptions. Therefore, weaker and more credible assumptions are suggested that bound various average and quantile effects. For these bounds, consistent, nonparametric estimators are proposed. In a reevaluation of Germany's training programs of 1993 and 1994, we find that the programs considerably improve the long-run earnings capacity of its participants.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 52

Keywords: Bounds, causal effects, program evaluation, treatment effects

JEL Classification: C21, C31, J30, J68

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Date posted: May 29, 2008  

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Lechner, Michael and Melly, Blaise, Earnings Effects of Training Programs (July 2007). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6400. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1138513

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Michael Lechner (Contact Author)
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research ( email )
Varnbuelstrasse 14
St. Gallen, 9000
Switzerland
+41 71 224 2320 (Phone)
Blaise Melly
Brown University - Department of Economics ( email )
64 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912
United States
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