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Employee Training and Wage Dispersion: White and Blue Collar Workers in Britain

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  • Almeida-Santos, Filipe

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    (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon)

  • Chzhen, Yekaterina

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    (University of Oxford)

  • Mumford, Karen A.

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    (University of York)

Abstract

We use household panel data to explore the wage returns associated with training incidence and intensity (duration) for British employees. We find these returns differ depending on the nature of the training; who funds the training; the skill levels of the recipient (white or blue collar); the age of the employee; and if the training is with the current employer or not. Using decomposition analysis, training is found to be positively associated with wage dispersion: a virtuous circle of wage gains and training exists in Britain but only for white-collar employees.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4821.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Publication status: published in: Research In Labor Economics, 2010, 30, 35-60
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp4821

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  1. Picchio, M. & Ours, J.C. van, 2011. "Retaining through Training; Even for OlderWorkers," Discussion Paper 2011-040, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
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