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Education, training and employability

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  • Wim Groot
  • Henriette Maassen Vann De Brink
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    Two hypotheses are tested: (1) education and training increase the employability of workers at other tasks within the firm and reduce the need for help from supervisors when workers encounter small problems, and (2) greater employability and problem solving capability increase wages. The empirical results show that greater employability and problem solving capability are independent from each other. Formal work-related training increases employability. Workers in jobs requiring no induction training are less employable at other jobs or departments. Both general and specific human capital increase the ability of workers to solve problems on their own. Greater employability does not increase wages. Male workers who solve problems on their own earn more than men who need help from others. The effects of human capital variables on employability and problem solving capability do not differ between and men and women. However, it is found that the ability to solve problems on one's own has a pay off for men but not for women.

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

    Volume (Year): 32 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 573-581

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    Cited by:
    1. Gerards, Ruud & de Grip, Andries & Witlox, Maaike, 2012. ""Employability-Miles" and Worker Employability Awareness," IZA Discussion Papers 6818, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Magali Jaoul, 2004. "Enseignement supérieur et marchés du travail. Analyse économétrique de la théorie de l’engorgement," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 166(5), pages 39-57.
    3. Sanders Jos & Grip Andries de, 2003. "Training, Task Flexibility and Low-Skilled Workers' Employability," ROA Research Memorandum 007, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
    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.

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