Replication data for: The Effects of Micro-entrepreneurship Programs on Labor Market Performance: Experimental Evidence from Chile

Jaime Ruiz-Tagle, Esteban Puentes & Claudia Martínez A.
We investigate the impact of a program providing asset transfers and business training to low income individuals in Chile, and asked whether a larger asset transfer would magnify the program's impact. We randomly assigned participation in a large scale, publicly run micro-entrepreneurship program and evaluated its effects over 45 months. The program improved business practices, employment, and labor income. In the short run, self-employment increased by 14.8/25.2 percentage points for a small/large asset transfer. In...
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