Analysis of job-training effects on Korean women

Myoung-jae Lee, Sang Jun Lee

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Abstract

We analyse job-training effects on Korean women for the period January 1999 to March 2000, using a large data set of size about 52,000. We employ a number of estimation techniques: Weibull MLE and accelerated failure time approach, which are both parametric; Cox partial likelihood estimator, which is semiparametric; and two pair-matching estimators, which are in essence nonparametric. All of these methods gave the common conclusion that job training for Korean women increased their unemployment duration. The trainings were not cost-effective in the sense that they took too much time 'locking in' the trainees during the training span, compared with the time they took to place the trainees afterwards. Despite this negative finding, some subgroups had positive effects: white-collar workers trained for finance/insurance or information/communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-562
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Applied Econometrics
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 1
Externally publishedYes

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Analysis of job-training effects on Korean women. / Lee, Myoung-jae; Lee, Sang Jun.

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Lee, Myoung-jae ; Lee, Sang Jun. / Analysis of job-training effects on Korean women. In: Journal of Applied Econometrics. 2005 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 549-562.
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