Productivity, Wages, and the Returns to Firm-Provided Training: Fair Share Capitalism?
AbstractIn this study, we develop an alternative modelling that examines a) the determinants of firm productivity and wages and b) the internal rate of return (IRR) to firm training for both firms and workers. Using a six-year linked employer-employee dataset, our estimates indicate that an additional hour of training per worker results in an increase of 0.12% in productivity and 0.04% in wages, or an increase of 0.16% and 0.08%, respectively, if one uses firm training as a stock variable. We then find that 82% of the gains in productivity are captured by firms and 18% by workers. Given the training costs, we finally obtain an IRR of 13% for firms and 33% for workers at sample means. Firms are heterogeneous, and we do find that dispersion in the rates of return across firms is high.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra in its series GEMF Working Papers with number 2010-05.
Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2010
Date of revision: Jul 2012
Publication status: Published in International Journal of Manpower 34(7): 776-793, 2013.
Firm-Provided Training; Internal Rate of Return; Human Capital; Productivity; Wages.;
Other versions of this item:
- Ana Sofia Lopes & Paulino Teixeira, 2013. "Productivity, wages, and the returns to firm-provided training: fair shared capitalism?," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 34(7), pages 776 - 793, November.
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-04-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2010-04-24 (Business Economics)
- NEP-EFF-2010-04-24 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-HRM-2010-04-24 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2010-04-24 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SBM-2010-04-24 (Small Business Management)
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