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Coding Bootcamps for Female Digital Employment: Evidence from an RCT in Argentina and Colombia

dc.contributor.authorAramburu, Julian
dc.contributor.authorGoicoechea, Ana
dc.contributor.authorMobarak, Ahmed Mushfiq
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-01T15:00:02Z
dc.date.available2021-07-01T15:00:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-06
dc.description.abstractThis paper evaluates the short-term causal effects of a high-quality, intensive, part-time computer coding bootcamp for women on skill acquisition and employment outcomes. Spots were offered in an oversubscribed coding course to a random subset of applicants in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Bogotá, Colombia. The applicants who were chosen received a scholarship that covered most of the tuition costs of the course. Follow-up data collected shortly after the bootcamp ended indicate that the program increased participants’ coding skills, as well as their probability of finding a job in technology. Compared with other jobs, technology jobs are more likely to offer flexible hours and work-from-home arrangements, and generate higher job satisfaction. These results are interpreted as an improvement in overall job quality. Moreover, the paper compares the employment situation of the sample before and during the first months of the COVID-19 outbreak. The evidence indicates that the program increased participants’ resilience to a downturn in the labor market.en
dc.identifierhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/670761624977598623/Coding-Bootcamps-for-Female-Digital-Employment-Evidence-from-an-RCT-in-Argentina-and-Colombia
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/35892
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWorld Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPolicy Research Working Paper;No. 9721
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectSTEM
dc.subjectTECHNOLOGY
dc.subjectCOMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
dc.subjectGENDER
dc.subjectSKILLS DEVELOPMENT
dc.titleCoding Bootcamps for Female Digital Employmenten
dc.title.subtitleEvidence from an RCT in Argentina and Colombiaen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.typeDocument de travailfr
dc.typeDocumento de trabajoes
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okr.date.disclosure2021-06-29
okr.doctypePublications & Research
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Policy Research Working Paper
okr.docurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/670761624977598623/Coding-Bootcamps-for-Female-Digital-Employment-Evidence-from-an-RCT-in-Argentina-and-Colombia
okr.guid670761624977598623
okr.identifier.doi10.1596/1813-9450-9721
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum090224b08877df72_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum33230991
okr.identifier.reportWPS9721
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okr.pdfurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/670761624977598623/pdf/Coding-Bootcamps-for-Female-Digital-Employment-Evidence-from-an-RCT-in-Argentina-and-Colombia.pdfen
okr.region.administrativeLatin America & Caribbean
okr.region.countryArgentina
okr.region.countryColombia
okr.topicGender::Gender Informatics
okr.topicGender::Gender and Education
okr.topicSocial Protections and Labor::Employment and Unemployment
okr.topicSocial Protections and Labor::Labor Markets
okr.topicSocial Protections and Labor::Skills Development and Labor Force Training
okr.unitFinance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice
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