Predicting the efficacy of future training programs using past experiences at other locations

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The problem of predicting the average effect of a new training program using experiences with previous implementations was investigated. The ability to adjust for population differences depends on the availability of characteristics of the two populations and the extent of overlap in their distributions. It was found that adjusting for pre-training earnings and individual characteristics removes various differences between control units that have some previous employment experience. It was also found that adjusting for individual characteristics is more successful at removing differences between control group members in different locations with some employment experience.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hotz, VJ; Imbens, GW; Mortimer, JH

Published Date

  • March 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 125 / 1-2 SPEC. ISS.

Start / End Page

  • 241 - 270

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0304-4076

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jeconom.2004.04.009

Citation Source

  • Scopus