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Evaluating Job Training in Two Chinese Cities

dc.contributor.authorBidani, Benu
dc.contributor.authorBlunch, Niels-Hugo
dc.contributor.authorGoh, Chor-Ching
dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30T07:32:44Z
dc.date.available2012-03-30T07:32:44Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.description.abstractRecent years have seen a surge in work on the impacts of active labor market programs for numerous countries. However, little evidence has been presented on the effectiveness of such programs in China. Recent economic reforms, associated with massive lay-offs, and the accompanying public retraining programs make China fertile ground for rigorous impact evaluations. This study uses survey data from the two large industrial cities Shenyang and Wuhan, covering the period 1998 to 2000, to evaluate retraining programs for over 2,000 workers two years after they had been observed as displaced and unemployed. Using a comparison group design, this study is, to our knowledge, the first evaluation of its kind in China. The evidence suggests that retraining helped workers find jobs in Wuhan, but had little effect in Shenyang. The study raises questions about the overall effectiveness of retraining expenditures, and it offers some directions for policy-makers about future interventions to help laid-off workers.en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies
dc.identifier.issn14765284
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/5421
dc.language.isoEN
dc.relation.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.subjectHuman Capital
dc.subjectSkills
dc.subjectOccupational Choice
dc.subjectLabor Productivity J240
dc.subjectLabor Turnover
dc.subjectVacancies
dc.subjectLayoffs J630
dc.subjectEconomic Development: Human Resources
dc.subjectHuman Development
dc.subjectIncome Distribution
dc.subjectMigration O150
dc.subjectEconomic Development: Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses
dc.subjectTransportation O180
dc.subjectSocialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Factor and Product Markets
dc.subjectIndustry Studies
dc.subjectPopulation P230
dc.subjectSocialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics P250
dc.subjectUrban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Regional Migration
dc.subjectRegional Labor Markets
dc.subjectPopulation
dc.subjectNeighborhood Characteristics R230
dc.titleEvaluating Job Training in Two Chinese Citiesen
dc.title.alternativeJournal of Chinese Economic and Business Studiesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeArticle de journalfr
dc.typeArtículo de revistaes
dspace.entity.typePublication
okr.doctypeJournal Article
okr.externalcontentExternal Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum242
okr.journal.nbpages77-94
okr.language.supporteden
okr.peerreviewAcademic Peer Review
okr.region.countryChina
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okr.relation.associatedurlhttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14765284.asp
okr.volume7
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