Zeitpotential für berufliche Weiterbildung von Arbeitslosen wenig genutzt
AbstractIn general, unemployed persons spend more time on further training than full-time employees. Using data of the latest time use survey (Zeitbudgeterhebung) of the Federal Statistical Office, this study analyzes whether this higher potential of time is being used or not. Furthermore, it describes which types of activities are made use of in particular. Heterogeneity due to different relevant socioeconomic characteristics in the two groups is eliminated by the appliance of a matching procedure. Findings demonstrate that only around 15 % of the unemployed persons participate in further training activities off the job. In case of the full-time employment just under 40 % of the persons would take part. Relating to the average expenditure of time per week the difference decrease clearly. However, altogether the expenditure of time is not higher during unemployment. A selection of subsamples points out different results, i.e. in some subsamples the expenditure of time for further training is larger during unemployment. However, in the subsample of low skilled persons these results are mainly caused by activities like hearing radio or watching TV. Thus, it is doubtful whether the higher expenditure of time qualifies for the primary labour market.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wirtschaft im Wandel.
Volume (Year): 13 (2007)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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- Schultz, Birgit & Wilde, Joachim, 2008. "Vergleich der Weiterbildungsaktivitäten von Arbeitslosen und Vollzeiterwerbstätigen (Comparing the training activities of unemployed and full-time employed people)," Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung - Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 41(1), pages 41-52.
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