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Productivity effects of enterprise-related training

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  • Wim Groot
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    In this paper we use data on individual productivity ratings to analyse the productivity and wage effects of enterprise-related training. The average productivity growth of training is 16%, while the average productivity difference between trained and nontrained workers is 8%. The average wage growth is less than a quarter of the average productivity growth. Further, a sizeable fraction of the workers contributes to the costs of training but receives none of its benefits, while another fraction of the trained workers shares in the benefits of training without having contributed to it.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 6 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 369-371

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:6:p:369-371

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    1. Haelermans Carla & Borghans Lex, 2011. "Wage effects of on-the-job training; a meta-analysis," Research Memorandum 054, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
    2. Maliranta, Mika & Asplund, Rita, 2007. "Training and Hiring Strategies to Improve Firm Performance," Discussion Papers 1105, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
    3. Jan M.P. de Kok, 2000. "The Impact of Firm-Provided Training on Production: Testing for Firm-Size Effects," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 00-073/3, Tinbergen Institute.
    4. Diéguez Castrillón, Mª I. & Sinde Cantorna, A.J., 2004. "Determinantes De La Política De Formación En Empresas Adoptantes De Nuevas Tecnologías De Fabricación Avanzada /," Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE), Academia Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (AEDEM), vol. 10(2), pages 115-130.
    5. Katja Görlitz, 2010. "Continuous Training and Wages – An Empirical Analysis Using a Comparison-group Approach," Ruhr Economic Papers 0197, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
    6. Simone Tuor & Uschi Backes-Gellner, 2009. "Time - Even More Costly Than Money: Training Costs of Workers and Firms," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0046, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).
    7. Roberto Antonietti, 2014. "From Outsourcing to Productivity, Passing Through Training: Microeconometric Evidence from Italy," Working Papers 2014.12, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
    8. Isabel Diéguez & Ana Cantorna & Ana Canto, 2005. "Organizational Training In Manufacturing Firms And Advanced Manufacturing Technologies," Portuguese Journal of Management Studies, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, vol. 0(1), pages 57-70.
    9. Daria Ciriaci, 2011. "Intangible resources: the relevance of training for European firms’ innovative performance," JRC-IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation 2011-06, Institute of Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre.
    10. Jan M.P. de Kok, 2000. "The Impact of Firm-Provided Training on Production: Testing for Firm-Size Effects," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 00-073/3, Tinbergen Institute.
    11. Gérard Ballot & Fathi Fakhfakh & Erol Taymaz, 2002. "Who benefits from training and R&D: The firm or the workers? A study on panels of French and Swedish firms," ERC Working Papers 0201, ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Jan 2002.

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