Publication: Entrepreneurship Education and Entry into Self-Employment among University Graduates

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2016-01
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0305-750X
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2016-01
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Brodmann, Stefanie
Grun, Rebekka
Barouni, Mahdi
Abstract
Entrepreneurship education has the potential to enable youth to gain skills and create their own jobs. In Tunisia, a curricular reform created an entrepreneurship track providing business training and coaching to help university students prepare a business plan. We rely on randomized assignment of the entrepreneurship track to identify impacts on students’ labor market outcomes one year after graduation. The entrepreneurship track led to a small increase in self-employment, but overall employment rates remained unchanged. Although business skills improved, effects on personality and entrepreneurial traits were mixed. The program nevertheless increased graduates’ aspirations toward the future.
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Premand, Patrick; Brodmann, Stefanie; Almeida, Rita; Grun, Rebekka; Barouni, Mahdi. 2016. Entrepreneurship Education and Entry into Self-Employment among University Graduates. © Elsevier. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/23933 License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO.
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