The discussion paper of the month (see below) presents a new method to estimate non-pecuniary returns to adult education.
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GLO Discussion Paper of the Month: September
Ruhose, Jens & Thomsen, Stephan L. & Weilage, Insa, 2018. “The Wider Benefits of Adult Learning: Work-Related Training and Social Capital,” GLO Discussion Paper Series 250, Global Labor Organization (GLO). FREE Download PDF
Abstract: We propose a regression-adjusted matched difference-in-differences framework to estimate non-pecuniary returns to adult education. This approach combines kernel matching with entropy balancing to account for selection bias and sorting on gains. Using data from the German SOEP, we evaluate the effect of work-related training, which represents the largest portion of adult education in OECD countries, on individual social capital. Training increases participation in civic, political, and cultural activities while not crowding out social participation. Results are robust against a variety of potentially confounding explanations. These findings imply positive externalities from work-related training over and above the well-documented labor market effects.
GLO Discussion Papers of September 2018
255 Natural hazards and internal migration: The role of transient versus permanent shocks – Download PDF
by Pavel, Tanvir & Hasan, Syed & Halim, Nafisa & Mozumder, Pallab
252 Transitioning towards more equality? Wealth gender differences and the changing role of explanatory factors over time – Download PDF
by Sierminska, Eva & Piazzalunga, Daniela & Grabka, Markus M.
250 The Wider Benefits of Adult Learning: Work-Related Training and Social Capital – Download PDF
by Ruhose, Jens & Thomsen, Stephan L. & Weilage, Insa
248 Fertility Transitions in Developing Countries: Convergence, Timing, and Causes – Download PDF
by Papagni, Erasmo
247 Country of Origin, Earnings Convergence, and Human Capital Investment: A New Method for the Analysis of U.S. Immigrant Economic Assimilation – Download PDF
by Duleep, Harriet & Liu, Xingfei & Regets, Mark
246 Who Benefits from Local Oil and Gas Employment? Labor Market Composition in the Oil and Gas Industry in Texas – Download PDF
by Cai, Zhengyu & Maguire, Karen & Winters, John V.
245 The effect of self-employment on health: Instrumental variables analysis of longitudinal social security data – Download PDF
by Gonçalves, Judite & Martins, Pedro S.
243 Is Unemployment on Steroids in Advanced Economies? – Download PDF
by Di Bella, Gabriel & Grigoli, Francesco & Ramírez, Francisco
GLO DP Team
Matloob Piracha (University of Kent) & GLO; Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and Bonn University).
Managing Editor: Magdalena Ulceluse, University of Groningen. DP@glabor.org