Job training serves as an opportunity for many citizens to develop workplace skills and technical training. Due to current debates on the effectiveness of state facilitated workforce development, program evaluations are a critical tool to analyze the net impact of job training. This paper used Kernel Density Propensity Score Difference-in-Differences estimation techniques to estimate the effect of workforce development training programs on wages. Using panel data from administrative records, I provide evidence that the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker programs in the State of Minnesota offered significant benefits to participants for several cohorts from 2007-2010.
Jacob, Anna, "Do Workforce Development Programs in Minnesota Increase Wages?" (2014). Economics Honors Projects. Paper 58.
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