The Effect of Public-Sponsored Job Training in Japan

Author Name HARA Hiromi (Japan Women's University)
Creation Date/NO. March 2021 21-E-027
Research Project Empirical Analysis on Japanese Labor Market
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This study investigates the short-term effects of public-sponsored job training (PJT) for the unemployed on their working status and income using a large-scale Japanese government survey and the propensity score matching technique. We find a significantly positive effect on the subsequent probability of working for both men and women; however, the point estimate for women is larger than for men. We also find a gendered difference in the effects on income and probability of being employed as a regular worker; that is, significantly positive effects for women but no significant effects for men, suggesting that PJT might be more effective for women. We confirm that the results are robust to a range of empirical specifications.

Published: Hara, Hiromi, 2022. "The effect of public-sponsored job training in Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Volume 64 (2022), 101187.