Effects of workplace representation on firm-provided further training in Germany
Abstract"Unions are an important indicator of various measures of firm performance in Anglo-Saxon countries. The same holds for the German analogue of workplace unionism - the works council. Using the IAB Establishment Panel I examine the impact of works councils and shop-floor participation on further training and training intensity. As some studies suggest that the impact of workplace representation varies with firm size, I also test for differences between large and small/medium-sized establishments. Pooled logit and count data models are employed to analyze firms' further training activity and training intensity. Because the treatment variables may suffer from endogeneity I also adopt linear and nonlinear instrumental variables techniques. The analysis reveals a positive impact of works councils on firm-provided further training, but provides slightly weaker evidence of firm-size differentials of workplace representation." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 201014.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 05 Aug 2010
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- J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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- NEP-ALL-2010-08-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-HRM-2010-08-14 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2010-08-14 (Labour Economics)
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