Training Disadvantaged Youth in Latin America: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
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We are extremely grateful to the teams at SEI and Econometria, which participated in the coordination and collection of the data, and in particular to Rafael Arenas, Luis Carlos Gomez, John Tirado and especially to the director of the project, Bernardo Kugler, and to the deputy director, Martha Isabel Gutierrez, for making sure the process was carried out in a careful manner every step of the way. We are also very grateful to Luis Carlos Corral at the Department of Planning for hearing our plea and supporting us in carrying out the randomization. We thank Josh Angrist, Jere Behrman, Bill Evans, David Francis, Jim Heckman, and Jesse Rothstein for very helpful comments, as well as to seminar participants at the World Bank, the University of Notre Dame, the IZA/World Bank Employment and Development Conference and at the TIMES seminar at the University of Houston. Adriana Kugler gratefully acknowledges financial support from a University of Houston GEAR grant. Orazio Attanasio and Costas Meghir's research have been financed by an ESRC professorial fellowship and the ESRC centre at the IFS. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.