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The Demand for, and Impact of, Youth Internships : Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Yemen

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Abstract: This paper evaluates a youth internship program in the Republic of Yemen that provided firms with a 50 percent subsidy to hire recent graduates of universities and vocational schools. The first round of the program took place in 2014 and required both firms and youth to apply for the program. The paper examines the demand for such a program, and finds that in the context of an economy facing substantial political and economic uncertainty, it appears there is an oversupply of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and a relative undersupply of graduates in marketing and business. Conditional on the types of graduates firms were looking to hire as interns, applicants were then randomly chosen for the program. Receiving an internship resulted in an almost doubling of work experience in 2014, and a 73 percent increase in income during this period compared with the control group. A short-term follow-up survey conducted just as civil conflict was breaking out shows that internship recipients had better employment outcomes than the control group in the first five months after the program ended.
Type: Working Paper
Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
Publications & Research
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22888
Subject: SKILLS
JOBS
EMPLOYMENT
INTERNS
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
COLLEGE
ACCOUNTING
LABOR PROGRAMS
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
SEARCH
INCOME
UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
INFORMATION
JOB
EFFECTS
PAPERS
LABOR ECONOMICS
TECHNICAL SKILLS
EMPLOYMENT RATES
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS
TRAINING PROGRAMS
BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS
PILOT PROJECT
ASSOCIATIONS
TRAINING COURSE
EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
COMPUTER
OPEN ACCESS
TELEVISION
WORK EXPERIENCE
COMMUNICATIONS
INSTITUTIONS
HUMAN RESOURCE
LABOR MARKET
VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS
MATHEMATICS
TRAINING
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
DISPLACEMENT
LICENSE
ATTRITION
MARKETING
ORGANIZATIONS
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
JOB EXPERIENCE
LEARNING
GRADUATES
PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
RESEARCH
JOB TRAINING
LABOR
UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
MANAGEMENT SKILLS
TEACHING
RADIO
FINANCE
GRANTS
MANUFACTURING
PHONE
UNEMPLOYMENT
TECHNOLOGY
BASIC SKILLS TRAINING
PDF
VOCATIONAL TRAINING
WORKERS
SKILLS TRAINING
CONTACT INFORMATION
SCIENCE
SOFTWARE
EMPLOYMENT OUTCOME
RESULTS
SCHOOLS
VALUE
ELECTRICITY
WAGE SUBSIDIES
LABOR MARKET PROGRAM
DISADVANTAGED YOUTH
LITERATURE
LABOR RELATIONS
PRIVATE SECTOR
EARNING
WORKSHOPS
INTERNSHIPS
ECONOMICS
MANAGEMENT
ADMINISTRATION
RESULT
SECURITY
BUSINESSES
BUSINESS
DEMAND FOR ENGINEERS
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
SUPPLY
MARKET DEMAND
YOUTH TRAINING
COLLEGE GRADUATES
UNIVERSITY
FINDING JOBS
JOB SKILLS
YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
OUTCOMES
EMPLOYMENT IMPACTS
SAFETY
SCHOOL
WAGE EMPLOYMENT
PRICES
UNIVERSITIES
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT




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