Lecciones de Evidencia en Mercados Laborales

El sector de Mercados Laborales de J-PAL se centra en ayudar a las personas a acceder a un trabajo de calidad. Nuestras lecciones de la evidencia resume las lecciones generales de las evaluaciones aleatorias sobre cómo reducir las barreras de búsqueda para quienes buscan empleo.
Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and Bruno Crépon (ENSAE and École Polytechnique), Labor Markets Co-Chairs
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Vocational and skills training programs to improve labor market outcomes

Last updated: Marzo 2023
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...

Access to childcare to improve women’s economic empowerment

Last updated: Febrero 2023
Access to childcare can increase women’s employment outcomes by enabling their labor force participation, shift to more desirable work, or increase the productivity in their businesses. However, in cases where there are additional barriers to working outside the home, childcare may not be sufficient...

Changing resumes to reduce hiring discrimination

Last updated: Febrero 2019
Randomized evaluations show strong evidence of hiring discrimination against minority and underrepresented groups in many countries, with most evidence so far coming from developed countries. Where it has been tested using randomization, removing identifying information on job applications had...

Business Training and Consulting Management practices are thought to play an important role in firm growth, and giving firm owners access to subsidized business training services and consulting could be one way to support their growth. Business training programs tend to teach standard best practices in a classroom setting, such as record keeping and conducting market research, while consultants work closely with firms to identify areas for potential improvement and to support the implementation of recommended actions.

Teaching business skills to support microentrepreneurs

Last updated: Septiembre 2023
Traditional business skills training programs lead to modest increases in microentrepreneurs’ profits and sales. Alternative training programs can lead to larger impacts, but some programs require more definitive evidence of their effectiveness.

Sector Chairs

Co-Líder, Mercado Laboral

Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Director/a Científico/a, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Co-Líder, Mercado Laboral


ENSAE and École Polytechnique

Sector Contacts

Lisa Corsetto

Senior Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

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Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global