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Diskussionspapiere 1823 / 2019

The Effect of Personalized Feedback on Small Enterprises’ Finances in Uganda

This RCT examines the effect of a new style finance training during which participants are given personalized feedback on their financial business outcomes in addition to a “rules-of-thumb” training approach. We compare this to the effects of a “rules-of-thumb” training by itself and to a control group. Targeting about 500 small and micro entrepreneurs in Kampala, Uganda, we find that the personalized ...

2019| Antonia Grohmann, Lukas Menkhoff, Helke Seitz
Diskussionspapiere 1705 / 2017

Patrilocal Residence and Female Labour Supply

Many people around the world live in patrilocal societies. Patrilocality prescribes that women move in with their husbands’ parents, relieve their in-laws from housework, and care for them in old age. This arrangement is likely to have labour market consequences, in particular for the women. We study the effect of co-residence on female labour supply in Kyrgyzstan, a strongly patrilocal setting. We ...

2017| Andreas Landmann, Helke Seitz, Susan Steiner
DIW Roundup 114 / 2017

Microenterprises in Developing Countries: Is there Growth Potential?

Microenterprises account for a large fraction of employment in developing countries and they are likely to increase in importance in the future. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, around 8 million additional jobs need to be created annually in order to cope with the increasing number of new entrants into the labour market (The World Bank, 2013). As microenterprises typically only provide subsistence ...

2017| Helke Seitz
SOEPpapers 890 / 2016

Locus of Control and Investment in Training

This paper extends standard models of work-related training by explicitly incorporating workers' locus of control into the investment decision. Our model both differentiates between general and specific training and accounts for the role of workers and firms in training decisions. Workers with an internal locus of control are predicted to engage in more general training than are their external co-workers ...

2016| Marco Caliendo, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Helke Seitz, Arne Uhlendorff
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Patrilocal Residence and Female Labor Supply: Evidence From Kyrgyzstan

Many people live in patrilocal societies, which prescribe that women move in with their husbands’ parents, relieve their in-laws from housework, and care for them in old age. This arrangement is likely to have labor market consequences, in particular for women. We study the effect of coresidence on female labor supply in Kyrgyzstan, a strongly patrilocal setting. We account for the endogeneity of coresidence ...

In: Demography 55 (2018), 6, S. 2181-2203 | Andreas Landmann, Helke Seitz, Susan Steiner
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Was die Wirtschaftspolitik vom Wirtschaftsnobelpreis des Jahres 2019 lernen kann

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo und Michael Kremer sind 2019 mit dem Wirtschaftsnobelpreis geehrt worden. Dies vor allem für ihren experimentellen Ansatz zur Linderung der weltweiten Armut. Die Laureaten nutzen randomisierte Experimente, um entwicklungspolitische Maßnahmen zu evaluieren. So haben sie die Grenzen der in Indien genutzten Mikrofinanzierung aufgezeigt. Zwar gibt es durchaus Kritik an dieser ...

In: Wirtschaftsdienst 100 (2020), 2, S. 133-137 | Lukas Menkhoff, Helke Seitz
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