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 Insight

Vocational and skills training programs to improve labor market outcomes

While vocational and skills training programs have had mixed results, those that included practical experience, soft-skills training, and job referrals often increased the likelihood of being employed and earnings of people who were targeted. Vocational training programs often helped trainees...

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Policy Insight

Reducing search barriers for jobseekers

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Cash Transfers During a Pandemic: Evidence from a Kenyan Slum

Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to test the impact of providing cash transfers to female entrepreneurs during the pandemic on their business outcomes and behavior. Firm profit, inventory spending, and food expenditures all increased for business owners that received the cash transfer...

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Benchmarking Cash to an Employment Program in Rwanda

In Rwanda, researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to compare the impact of Huguka Dukore, a youth employment and training program, to that of cash grants of an equivalent value on several economic outcomes. Huguka Dukore improved hours worked, assets, savings, and subjective well-being, while...

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Increasing Employment and Earnings through a Skills Development Program for Youth in Côte d'Ivoire

Researchers partnered with the Côte d'Ivoire government to measure the short- and long-term impacts of a public works program, along with complementary trainings on basic entrepreneurship and job search skills. In the short term, the program led to a shift toward wage jobs (as opposed to self...

Kate Orkin

Kate Orkin

Kate Orkin is a faculty member in economics and public policy at the University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government.

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Morgan Hardy

Morgan Hardy is an assistant professor at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her work focuses broadly on private enterprise development and employment in low-income countries.

Sector Chairs

Co-chair/chaire, Marché du Travail

Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Directeur Scientifique / Directrice Scientifique, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Co-chair/chaire, Marché du Travail


ENSAE and École Polytechnique

Sector Contacts

Lisa Corsetto

Senior Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

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Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global