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Can Job Training Decrease Women's Self-Defeating Biases? Experimental Evidence from Nigeria

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25446
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Africa Gender Policy Briefs
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Croke, Kevin
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Goldstein, Markus
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Holla, Alaka
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2018-10-02T19:59:32Z
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2018-10-02T19:59:32Z
dc.date.issued
2018-10
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2021-05-25T10:54:42Z
dc.description.abstract
Gender-based occupational segregation – where women are concentrated in low-paid or low-profit sectors – is a non-trivial source of the gender wage gap worldwide, accounting for as much as 50 percent of the gap in some countries (World Bank 2011). There is evidence that women's biases about their own potential can affect their performance and aspirations. Through an experiment in Nigeria, we found that an information and communications technology (ICT) training resulted in university graduates being 26 percent more likely to work in the ICT sector.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/939011538418261513/Can-Job-Training-Decrease-Womens-Self-Defeating-Biases-Experimental-Evidence-from-Nigeria
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/30495
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Gender Innovation Lab Policy Brief;No. 28
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
JOB TRAINING
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TRAINING
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GENDER BIAS
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GENDER WAGE GAP
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HIRING BIAS
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ROLE MODELS
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GENDER GAP
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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
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ICT SECTOR
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GENDER INNOVATION LAB
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AFRICA GENDER POLICY
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WOMEN AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
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Can Job Training Decrease Women's Self-Defeating Biases? Experimental Evidence from Nigeria
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Brief
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2018-10-01
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/939011538418261513/Can-Job-Training-Decrease-Womens-Self-Defeating-Biases-Experimental-Evidence-from-Nigeria
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/30495
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090224b0863299a0_1_0
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30462362
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130409
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/939011538418261513/pdf/130409-BRI-PUBLIC-NigeriaJobTrainingBriefvf.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Nigeria
okr.topic
Gender :: Gender and Economics
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Gender :: Gender and Social Development
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Rural Development :: Rural Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
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Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Social Protections and Labor :: Wages, Compensation & Benefits
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Social Protections and Labor :: Vocational & Technical Education
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Gender Impact Evaluation (AFRGI)

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