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Changement technologique et formation tout au long de la vie

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  • Luc Behaghel

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We study the correlation between technical or organisational change and the incidence of firm-provided training across age groups, in order to test the hypothesis that older workers suffer from a comparative disadvantage with regard to training, whose consequences increase in times of changes. We obtain contrasted results. Organisational change is correlated with more frequent training in the main task and, to a lower extent, in management and teamwork, for all age groups. The rise in training incidence seems stronger in rural areas, and, for workers aged above 50, among unskilled women. But manual workers and clerks aged above 50 are less frequently trained to computers in firms with advanced computerization. Classification JEL : J14, J24, J26, O30.

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 57 (2006)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 1351-1382

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  1. Sandrine Levasseur, 2008. "Progrès technologique et employabilité des seniors," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(3), pages 155-184.
  2. Sandrine Levasseur, 2008. "Progrès technologique et employabilité des seniors," Sciences Po publications 2008-16, Sciences Po.
  3. Luc Behaghel, 2007. "Emploi de seniors : des effets du changement technologique aux recommandations [Commentaire]," Working Papers 14208, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
  4. Sévane Ananian & Patrick Aubert, 2007. "Older Workers, New Technology and Organisational Change Further Evidence Using the Reponse Survey," Economie et Statistique, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, vol. 397, pages 21-49, February.
  5. Nathalie Greenan & Mathieu NARCY & Stéphane Robin, 2013. "Changements dans les entreprises et accès des seniors à la formation continue : une comparaison entre les années 1990 et 2000," Working Papers halshs-00965730, HAL.
  6. Philippe Zamora, 2006. "Changements organisationnels, technologiques et recours à la formation dans les entreprises industrielles," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 57(6), pages 1235-1257.

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