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Counseling Welfare Recipients in Hauts de Seine, France

Bruno Crépon, Marc Gurgand , Thierry Kamionka, Laurent Lequien

Researchers sought to test whether intensive job-counseling with a private provider is an effective means of increasing employment rates, even for a population with such a low attachment to the labor market. Results suggested that job-counseling increased employment rates among counseled individuals, and somewhat reduced their dependence on welfare.

A job counseling session in Paris, France.

Labor Markets

Counseling and Job Placement for Young Graduate Job Seekers in France (Jeunes Diplômés)

Career counseling for young, college-educated job seekers in France helped them find work sooner, but this improvement came at the expense of jobs for those who did not receive counseling, and it did not translate into a long-term increase in employment rates.

Finance, Labor Markets, Gender

Business Training for Women in Ahmedabad, India

Researchers offered two days of business training and assistance in identifying a medium-term financial goal to a random sample of women of different castes and religions in India. Women trained with a friend doubled their demand for loans and expanded their business activity, resulting in higher household income.

A young girl waits in a health center in Uganda.

Education, Health, Labor Markets, Gender, Finance

Human Capital, Financial Capital, and the Economic Empowerment of Female Adolescents in Uganda

Imran Rasul, Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess , Markus Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Munshi Sulaiman, Niklas Buehren

In Uganda, researchers examined the impact of a combination of life skills and vocational training on female youth' s health knowledge, risky behaviors, and engagement in income-generating activities. Results indicate a significant increase in income, knowledge about reproductive health, and consistent condom use, and a reduction in nonconsensual sex and pregnancy. However, the program had no...

High school students in career mentoring program in France

Labor Markets

Career Mentoring for Secondary Students in France (Actenses)

Luc Behaghel, Marc Gurgand , Vera Chiodi

Researchers examined the impact of the Mentoring Assistance and Orientation program on academic achievement, job market knowledge, and career-related goals for 2,500 students in 22 high schools. Overall, the mentoring program changed student’s academic ambitions, but had no impact on their professional plans, knowledge about the professional world, or motivation for schoolwork.

Youth entrepreneur working at shoe business in France

Finance, Labor Markets

Small Business Training and Loans for Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods in France (ADIE)

Investigating how coaching, guidance and financial support can help young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods in France create and sustain independent businesses.