Trabajo y sociedad
On-line version ISSN 1514-6871
This paper is aimed to analyze whether the participation of beneficiaries in the Training and Employment Insurance improved their employability. In particular, the relationship between training and employment of this group, as an approach to measuring the effect of this labor market policy in Mar del Plata, will be examined. The information come from the "Survey of Informality and Beneficiaries of Social Programs" collected in Mar del Plata, October 2009, by the Labour Studies Group, School of Economics and Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata as part of a partnership with the ILO. The primary source was supplemented by telephone interviews with selected recipients. The approach was made through an exploration of educational paths followed by the recipients, their valuation about the improvement of their employability and the linking of labour market´s actors that the Office of Employment conducts. The main results reveal that there is a large proportion of beneficiaries without an educational paths that qualified them for an occupation, negative perceptions about their employability and situations of labor inactivity. The need for better job counseling and labor market attachment, in order to improve the situation of the analyzed group, is highlighted in this paper.
Keywords : Employability; Educational paths; Beneficiaries of Social Programs; Mar del Plata.