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Training participation of a firm's aging workforce


Pfeifer, Christian; Janssen, Simon; Yang, Philip; Backes-Gellner, Uschi (2012). Training participation of a firm's aging workforce. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 4(2):131-147.

Abstract

We use a long panel data set for four cohorts of male blue-collar workers entering into an internal labor market to analyze the effect of age on the probability of participating in different employer-financed training measures. We find that training participation probabilities are inverted u-shaped with age and that longer training measures are undertaken earlier in life and working career. These findings are consistent with predictions from a human capital model that incorporates amortization period and screening effects.

Abstract

We use a long panel data set for four cohorts of male blue-collar workers entering into an internal labor market to analyze the effect of age on the probability of participating in different employer-financed training measures. We find that training participation probabilities are inverted u-shaped with age and that longer training measures are undertaken earlier in life and working career. These findings are consistent with predictions from a human capital model that incorporates amortization period and screening effects.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:13 Dec 2012 07:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:12
Publisher:Sense Publisher
ISSN:1877-6337
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/sense/ervet/2012/00000004/00000002/art00003
Related URLs:http://ideas.repec.org/p/iso/educat/0080.html
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:7726

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