Employer provided training in Austria: Productivity, wages and wage inequality
AbstractWe use data on Austrian firms and employees to estimate the effects of employer-provided training on productivity, wages, and the inequality of wages within firms. While the average amount spent on employer-provided training is low in general, we find a robust positive elasticity of training on productivity of about 0.04. In-house training is more effective than external courses, and language, administrative and personal skills courses are more effective than sales training and IT-courses. We find a significant relationship between training and wages, the coefficient is about 0.05. We find no significant effect of training on the inequality of wages within firms.
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- René Böheim & Nicole Schneeweis & Florian Wakolbinger, 2009. "Employer provided training in Austria: Productivity, wages and wage inequality," Economics working papers 2009-15, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
- D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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- NEP-ALL-2009-11-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-HRM-2009-11-14 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2009-11-14 (Labour Economics)
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