Marché du Travail

Le secteur Marchés du travail de J-PAL évalue différents moyens d’aider les chômeurs à retrouver un emploi, de faciliter la transition des jeunes entre les études et le monde du travail, et d’apporter aux entrepreneurs les compétences dont ils ont besoin. 
    
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Policy Publication

Placement en emploi et effets de déplacement

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.

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Policy Publication

Inspiring Success: Personalized Trainings for Microenterprises

An randomized evaluation found that adding sessions with role models and individualized assistance to intensive training courses for microentrepreneurs increased their household incomes, mainly through improved business practices and performances

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Evaluation

The Effects of Subsidized Trainings on Young Workers and Small Firms: Evidence from Uganda

Researchers evaluated the impact of offering either subsidized vocational training to unemployed youth or subsidized apprenticeships for firms on youth employment and earning outcomes in urban Uganda. Both forms of subsidized training led to greater skill accumulation, higher employment rates, and...

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Evaluation

Strengthening Women’s Financial Control Through Personal Bank Accounts

In countries like India, female labor force participation is low despite rapid economic growth. In partnership with the government of Madhya Pradesh, researchers offered women individual bank accounts to evaluate the impact of increasing women’s financial control on labor market participation and...

Evaluation

Returns to Apprenticeship Training in Ghana

Researchers measured the impact of a government apprenticeship program for youth in Ghana on wages, employment, skills, fertility, migration, and other outcomes. The results suggest that apprenticeship programs can provide youth with skills and transition them into self-employment. 

Policy Insight

Reducing search barriers for jobseekers

Evaluation

Providing Female Garment Workers with Soft Skills Training for Professional Advancement in Bangladesh

By comparing the impacts of soft skills training, a combination of soft and hard skills training, and no training, researchers seek to determine whether soft skills training alone is an effective and efficient way to increase the numbers of promotions offered to women and prepare women to be strong...

Supreet Kaur
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Supreet Kaur

Supreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research is in development economics and behavioral economics, with a focus on labor markets.
Children in Chile.
Evaluation

The Impact of Extending Childcare on Female Labor in Chile

In Chile, researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to measure the effect of providing free after-school care on women’s labor market outcomes. The program increased women’s labor force participation and employment, and increased the use of daycare for young children who were ineligible for the...

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Stefano Caria

Stefano Caria is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He uses experimental and structural methods to investigate how to make labor markets work better for the poor.

Sector Chairs

Co-Chair, Labor Markets

Member, Executive Committee

Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Scientific Director, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Co-Chair, Labor Markets

Professor

ENSAE and École Polytechnique

Sector Contacts

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

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Policy Associate , J-PAL Global

Lisa Corsetto

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global