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Title
Data from: The Impact of Job Training on Temporary Worker Performance: Field Experimental Evidence from Insurance Sales Agents
Creator
Lyons, Elizabeth
Date Created and/or Issued
2019
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Research Data Curation Program
Collection
Data from: The Impact of Job Training on Temporary Worker Performance: Field Experimental Evidence from Insurance Sales Agents
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Description
This collection includes the data and script used to generate the analysis presented in "The Impact of Job Training on Temporary Worker Performance: Field Experimental Evidence from Insurance Sales Agents" published in the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. The analysis reports the results of a field experiment run among sales agents contracted to sell index-based livestock insurance over a two month period in Kenya. The field experiment randomized access to mobile-phone based job training, and incentives for investing in this training. The findings show that providing access to training significantly increases firm revenue, primarily due to performance increases among higher ability workers. The findings from the study are consistent with temporary workers willingness to invest in job training when the job-specific returns from doing so are sufficiently high.
Policy Design & Evaluation Lab (UC San Diego)
The Center on Global Transformation (UC San Diego)
Lyons, Elizabeth (2019). Data from: The Impact of Job Training on Temporary Worker Performance: Field Experimental Evidence from Insurance Sales Agents. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. https://doi.org/10.6075/J0XP7386
Lyons, E. The impact of job training on temporary worker performance: Field experimental evidence from insurance sales agents. J Econ Manage Strat. 2019; 1– 25. https://doi.org/10.1111/jems.12333
The data for the analysis presented in this paper are provided in 3 data files. In all files, agent_id is the unique agent identifier: 1. sales_treatment.dta: - Agent sales during the treatment period and the prior period provided by the insurance company employing the agents during the study - Whether or not agents were retained for the subsequent sales window provided by the insurance company employing the agents during the study - Agent treatment status entered manually by researcher - County and district in which the agents work provided by the insurance company employing the agents during the study - Whether agents are lead or sub-agents provided by the insurance company employing the agents during the study 2. agent_gender.csv: - Agent gender provided by the insurance company employing the agents during the study period 3. leadagent_survey.dta: - Survey data on lead agent education levels and age provided by the International Livestock Research Institute, only available for lead agents who participated in the survey. The .zip file contains 3 subfolders: 1. /csv_versions_of_dta_files: Comma-separated value (.csv) versions of the two .dta files. 2. /Data and /Analysis: Empty folders for storing intermediate data files and analysis output generated by Stata when running jobtraining_lyons_dataprep.do and jobtraining_lyons_analysis.do.
Data and Stata script used to generate the analysis presented in "The Impact of Job Training on Temporary Worker Performance: Field Experimental Evidence from Insurance Sales Agents."
Type
Dataset
Language
English
Subject
Field experiment
Temporary employment
Job training
Kenya
Place
Kenya

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