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Berufliche Weiterbildung in der Schweiz

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  • Michael Gerfin
  • Robert E. Leu
  • Reto Nyffeler

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Berufliche Weiterbildung spielt in der modernen Arbeitswelt eine zentrale Rolle bei der Entwicklung der beruflichen Fähigkeiten von Arbeitnehmern und hat daher potentiell grosse Auswirkungen auf deren Chancen im Arbeitsmarkt. Die vorliegende Arbeit bietet eine deskriptive Analyse des Weiterbildungsverhaltens in der Schweiz und untersucht anhand ökonometrischer Schätzungen die Auswirkungen beruflicher Weiterbildung auf die Löhne der Arbeitnehmer. Die dazu verwendeten Daten stammen von den Befragungswellen 98, 99 und 2000 der Schweizerischen Arbeitskräfteerhebung (SAKE). Da davon auszugehen ist, dass die Teilnahme an beruflicher Weiterbildung nicht zufällig, sondern Ergebnis rationaler Entscheidungen von Arbeitgebern und Arbeitnehmern ist, kann Weiterbildung nicht als eine exogene Determinante des Lohnes betrachtet werden. Eine Schätzung der Mincer Lohngleichung mittels OLS führt daher zu verzerrten Schätzern. Zur Entschärfung des Endogenitätsproblems wird in dieser Arbeit ein ´Fixed effects´ Modell verwendet. Die Schätzergebnisse implizieren eine Weiterbildungsrendite von ungefähr 2%, was deutlich tiefer ist als die bisher für die Schweiz vorliegenden Schätzungen.

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Paper provided by Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft in its series Diskussionsschriften with number dp0318.

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  1. Grit Muehler & Michael Beckmann & Bernd Schauenberg, 2007. "The returns to continuous training in Germany: new evidence from propensity score matching estimators," Review of Managerial Science, Springer, vol. 1(3), pages 209-235, November.
  2. Harald U. Pfeifer, 2008. "Train to gain – The benefits of employee-financed training in Germany," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0037, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).

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