Back Vocational training and labour market outcomes: Evidence from Youth Guarantee in Latvia

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European Commission

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public - international organisation

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Youth employment

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the vocational training (VT) programme introduced in Latvia in 2014 and targeted at unemployed youth

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This report uses counterfactual impact evaluation (CIE) methods (a Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Design (FRDD)) to estimate its causal impact on young individuals’ labour market outcomes. The Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE) of the vocational training programme implemented in Latvia under the Youth Guarantee schemes was carried out within the "Data Fitness Initiative for CIE," launched in February 2016 by the Directorate General Employment, Social Afairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) and the Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation (CRIE) to promote the use of CIE for the assessment of European Social Fund (ESF) interventions.

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