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NBER Working Papers by Pablo Ibarraran

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February 2007The Labor Market Impacts of Youth Training in the Dominican Republic: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation
with David Card, Ferdinando Regalia, David Rosas, Yuri Soares: w12883
This paper summarizes the findings from the first randomized evaluation of a job training program in Latin America. Between 2001 and 2005 the government of the Dominican Republic operated a subsidized training program for low-income youth in urban areas. The program featured several weeks of classroom instruction followed by an internship at a private sector firm. A random sample of eligible applicants was selected to undergo training, and information was gathered 10-14 months after graduation on both trainees and control group members. Although previous non-experimental evaluations of similar programs in Latin America have suggested a positive impact on employment, we find no evidence of such an effect. There is a marginally significant impact on hourly wages, and on the probability of h...
July 2005Mexican Immigration and Self-Selection: New Evidence from the 2000 Mexican Census
with Darren Lubotsky: w11456
We use data from the 2000 Mexican Census to examine how the education and socioeconomic status of Mexican immigrants to the United States compares to that of non-migrants in Mexico. Our primary conclusion is that migrants tend to be less educated than non-migrants. This finding is consistent with the idea that the return to education is higher in Mexico than in the United States, and thus the wage gain to migrating is proportionately smaller for high-educated Mexicans than it is for lower-educated Mexicans. We also find that the degree of negative selection of migrants is stronger in Mexican counties that have a higher return to education.

Published: Mexican Immigration and Self-Selection: New Evidence from the 2000 Mexican Census , Pablo Ibarraran, Darren Lubotsky. in Mexican Immigration to the United States, Borjas. 2007

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