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Mexico : in-firm training for the knowledge economy

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  • Hong Tan
  • Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys
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    The authors use panel firm-level data to study in-firm training in Mexican manufacturing in the 1990s, its determinants, and effects on productivity and wages. Over this decade, not only did the incidence of employer-provided training become more widespread among manufacturing enterprises, but a higher proportion of the workforce received training within firms. Technological change, as proxied by research and development (R&D), was an important driver of these training trends. It contributed to increased training over time through a rising share of firms doing R&D, but more important, through a greater propensity over time to train conditional on conducting R&D. The authors investigate the productivity and wage effects of training in several ways: 1) Estimating the wage and productivity effects of training treated as endogenous. 2) Using training event histories to examine the impact of changing training status over time. 3) Looking at how training (and technology) practices changed where firms were located in productivity and wage distributions over the 1990s. Together, these cross-sectional and panel analyses found evidence that training had large and statistically significant wage and productivity outcomes, that joint training and R&D yielded larger returns than investments in just one or the other, and that both training and technology investments enabled firms to improve their relative position in the wage and productivity distribution between 1993 and 1999.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 2957.

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    Date of creation: 31 Jan 2003
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    Keywords: Girls'Education; Labor Policies; ICT Policy and Strategies; Teaching and Learning; Curriculum&Instruction; Gender and Education; Teaching and Learning; Tertiary Education; ICT Policy and Strategies; Curriculum&Instruction;

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    1. Maliranta, Mika & Asplund, Rita, 2007. "Training and Hiring Strategies to Improve Firm Performance," Discussion Papers, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy 1105, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
    2. Michelle Riboud & Yevgeniya Savchenko & Hong Tan, 2007. "The Knowledge Economy and Education and Training in South Asia," World Bank Other Operational Studies 19637, The World Bank.
    3. Montes-Rojas, Gabriel & Santamaria, Mauricio, 2007. "Sources of productivity growth: Evidence from the Mexican manufacturing sector," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 263-278, December.
    4. World Bank, 2013. "Labor Markets for Inclusive Growth," World Bank Other Operational Studies 16579, The World Bank.
    5. Tan, Hong & Savchenko, Yevgeniya & Gimpelson, Vladimir & Kapelyushnikov, Rostislav & Lukyanova, Anna, 2007. "Skills shortages and training in Russian enterprises," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 4222, The World Bank.

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