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Replication data for: The Effects of Micro-entrepreneurship Programs on Labor Market Performance: Experimental Evidence from Chile

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Martínez A., Claudia
  • Puentes, Esteban
  • Ruiz-Tagle, Jaime
Publication Date
2018-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    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-employed.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20150245 (Text)
Publications
  • A., Claudia Martínez, Esteban Puentes, and Jaime Ruiz-Tagle. “The Effects of Micro-Entrepreneurship Programs on Labor Market Performance: Experimental Evidence from Chile.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 10, no. 2 (April 2018): 101–24. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150245.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20150245 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Martínez A., Claudia; Puentes, Esteban; Ruiz-Tagle, Jaime (2018): Replication data for: The Effects of Micro-entrepreneurship Programs on Labor Market Performance: Experimental Evidence from Chile. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113649V1