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

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Aramburu, Julian
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Goicoechea, Ana
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Mobarak, Ahmed Mushfiq
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2021-07-01T15:00:02Z
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2021-07-01T15:00:02Z
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2021-06
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2021-07-02T05:11:00Z
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This 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.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/670761624977598623/Coding-Bootcamps-for-Female-Digital-Employment-Evidence-from-an-RCT-in-Argentina-and-Colombia
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/35892
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 9721
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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
EMPLOYMENT
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STEM
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TECHNOLOGY
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COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
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GENDER
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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
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Coding Bootcamps for Female Digital Employment
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Evidence from an RCT in Argentina and Colombia
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Working Paper
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2021-06-29
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/670761624977598623/Coding-Bootcamps-for-Female-Digital-Employment-Evidence-from-an-RCT-in-Argentina-and-Colombia
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yes
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670761624977598623
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-9721
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090224b08877df72_1_0
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33230991
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WPS9721
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/670761624977598623/pdf/Coding-Bootcamps-for-Female-Digital-Employment-Evidence-from-an-RCT-in-Argentina-and-Colombia.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Latin America & Caribbean
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Argentina
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Colombia
okr.topic
Gender :: Gender Informatics
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Gender :: Gender and Education
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Social Protections and Labor :: Employment and Unemployment
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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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Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice

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