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The incidence and intensity of employer-provided training

Dickerson, A. and Wilson, R. (2009) The incidence and intensity of employer-provided training. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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This paper examines the provision of training by employers and the participation in training by employees, conditional on employers´ training provision. Together these two dimensions of training determine its overall distribution in the workforce. The factors which affect employer training provision and employee training participation are considered simultaneously within an empirical model using data drawn primarily from the 2001 Employers Skill Survey. The results are consistent with high fixed costs but constant marginal costs of training provision, while also supporting many of the predictions regarding the relationship between training and workforce skills, skill-shortages, workplace and local labour market characteristics.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: training, training incidence, training intensity, skill-shortages, local labour, markets
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 13:54
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2014 11:04
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2009012
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10008

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