The effects of micro entrepreneurship programs on labor market performance: experimental evidence from Chile
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We investigate the impact of a program providing asset transfers and business training to low income individuals in Chile, and asked whether a larger asset transfer would magnify the program's impact. We randomly assigned participation in a large scale, publicly run micro-entrepreneurship program and evaluated its effects over 45 months. The program improved business practices, employment, and labor income. In the short run, self-employment increased by 14.8/25.2 percentage points for a small/large asset transfer In the long run, individuals assigned to a smaller transfer were 9 percentage points more likely to become wage workers, whereas those assigned to larger transfers tended to remain self-enyhoyed.
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation FOSIS "Iniciativa Cientitica Milenio" N5100041 Fondecyt 1140914
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Quote ItemAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2018, 10 (2): 101–124
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