The Skills to Pay the Bills: Returns to On-the-job Soft Skills Training
NBER Working Paper No. 24313
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We are very grateful to Anant Ahuja, Chitra Ramdas, Raghuram Nayaka, Sudhakar Bheemarao, and Paul Ouseph for their coordination, enthusiasm, and guidance. Thanks to Dotti Hatcher, Lucien Chan, Noel Simpkin, and others at Gap, Inc. for their support and feedback on this work. We acknowledge funding from Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) initiative, and Adhvaryu’s NIH/NICHD (5K01HD071949) career development award. This research has benefited from discussions with Michael Boozer, Robert Gibbons, Paul Gertler, Markus Goldstein, Rocco Macchiavello, David McKenzie, Dilip Mookherjee, Claudia Olivetti, Antoinette Schoar, Tavneet Suri, Chris Udry, John Van Reenen, and Chris Woodruff, and seminar audiences at NBER, Penn, MIT, USC, Madrid, PEDL, IGC, World Bank, AEA, Northeastern, NEUDC, Chicago, Michigan, McGill, Georgetown, and Copenhagen. Many thanks to Lavanya Garg, Robert Fletcher, and Aakash Mohpal for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein do not represent PEDL, NIH, Gap, Inc., or Shahi Exports. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.