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Continuous Training in Germany

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  • Jorn-Steffen Pischke

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Using data from the German Socio Economic Panel, I describe the incidence, attributes, and outcomes of continuous training received by workers in Germany between 1986 and 1989. Further training is primarily a white collar phenomenon, is concentrated among the more highly educated, and in the service sector and in public administration. Much of this training seems to be general and provided to workers by their employers at no direct cost. On the other hand, the training also does not seem to result in large short-run wage gains, especially for men. These results are somewhat at odds with the conventional models about the financing of human capital formation.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 5829.

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Date of creation: Nov 1996
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Publication status: published as Pischke, Jorn-Steffen. "Continuous Training In Germany," Journal of Population Economics, 2001, v14(3), 523-548.
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