What are the benefits of being employed in the digital sector? How can machine learning be leveraged to improve matching between firms and jobseekers? To answer those questions, researchers partner with Shortlist, a hiring platform for digital jobs in Kenya.
In Nairobi, Kenya, researchers use worker and firm surveys to examine the relative importance of beliefs and preferences of both firms and jobseekers, to explore the root causes of a pervasive gender gap in labour market outcomes.
Kiss, Garlick, Orkin and Hensel (2023) provide the first direct evidence that workers’ beliefs about their skills influence how they direct their search across jobs with different skill demands – which, in turn, impacts their labour market outcomes.
The MBRG's Kate Orkin and co-authors partnered with the South African NGO to study how information from soft skills assessments could be shared to alleviate labour market frictions between firms and young workseekers. Click for a VoxDev summary of results.
Research by the MBRG's Kate Orkin and collaborator Anett John was published in the June 2022 issue of the Journal of European Economic Association. See here for the policy note.
The UNDP Accelerator Lab in The Gambia is launching an exciting new soft skills training programme for young people who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19. The program will be adopting a labour market intervention developed by Carranza, Garlick, Orkin and Rankin (2020) to reduce labour market friction between prospective employers and young work-seekers.
The Mind & Behaviour Research Group is dedicated to providing tested trial interventions to the public. All instruments used in completed projects are archived here. This includes all qualitative and quantitative instruments used like questionnaires, training manuals, and other intervention materials.
View all questionnaires used in Kenya trial on aspirational videos paired with cash transfers.