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Barriers to non-formal professional training in Spain in periods of economic growth and crisis. An analysis with special attention to the effect of the previous human capital of workers

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  • Jorge Calero

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    (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

  • Josep-Oriol Escardíbul

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    (University of Barcelona & IEB)

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We analyze the determining factors of access to non-formal professional training in Spain and their evolution in recent years. Specifically, a comparison is made between a moment during a period of economic growth (2007) and the current crisis period (2012). The data used is from the Economically Active Population Survey. The sample is divided according to gender and interaction variables are included to analyze the differential effects of human capital on the probability of receiving training in the two periods considered. The hypothesis is that there are significant barriers that make access to non-formal professional training difficult (we focus on previous human capital available) and that these barriers have not ceased to operate during the economic crisis.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) in its series Working Papers with number 2014/12.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 2014
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Handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:2013/6/doc2014-12

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Keywords: Lifelong learning; professional training; access to training; barriers to training; human capital;

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