Participating or Not? Characteristics of Female Entrepreneurs Participating in and Completing an Entrepreneurial Training Program
AbstractWho are the female entrepreneurs who end up starting and completing entrepreneurial training programs? In this paper, relying on a large set of baseline characteristics collected before the entrepreneurs are selected into an entrepreneurial training program in Mexico, we analyze how the women entrepreneurs who complete the training program differ from those who do not take it up, as well as how those who take it up but drop off before completing differ from those who do not even start. We uncover large differences in performance and non-cognitive skills but no differences in inputs used.
CitationIacovone, Leonardo, Gabriela Calderón, and Cristina MacGregor. 2018. "Participating or Not? Characteristics of Female Entrepreneurs Participating in and Completing an Entrepreneurial Training Program." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108: 246-51. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20181023
- I26 Returns to Education
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J24 Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- L26 Entrepreneurship
- O15 Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration