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Changes in the Determinants of Employer-Funded Training for Full-Time Employees in Britain, 1984-1994

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The determinants of employer-funded training are examined for 1984, 1989, and 1994 using data from the Labour Force Surveys of the United Kingdom. Logit regressions for each year are estimated for male and female full-time employees. Time-wise decompositions of the estimates suggest that the majority of the training growth over the period 1984-89 was attributable to changes in the demand for skilled labor by employers, rather than underlying changes in workforce characteristics. The opposite was found to be true for the period 1989 to 1994, with the (smaller) increase in training driven by changes in workforce characteristics. Copyright 1998 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Shields, Michael, 1998. "Changes in the Determinants of Employer-Funded Training for Full-Time Employees in Britain, 1984-1994," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 60(2), pages 189-214, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:60:y:1998:i:2:p:189-214
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    1. Sanders Jos & Grip Andries de, 2003. "Training, Task Flexibility and Low-Skilled Workers' Employability," ROA Research Memorandum 007, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
    2. Grip Andries de & Wolbers Maarten H.J., 2003. "Do Low-Skilled Youngsters get Better Jobs in Countries where Internal Labour Markets Dominate?," ROA Research Memorandum 008, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
    3. Andries de Grip & Wendy Smits, 2012. "What affects lifelong learning of scientists and engineers?," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 33(5), pages 583-597, August.
    4. M. J. Andrews & S. Bradley & D. Stott, 2002. "Matching the Demand for and Supply of Training in the School-to-Work Transition," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 112(478), pages 201-219, March.
    5. Lex Borghans & Bart Golsteyn, 2014. "Default options and training participation," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 46(4), pages 1417-1428, June.
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    7. Pudney, Stephen & Shields, Michael A, 2000. " Gender and Racial Discrimination in Pay and Promotion for NHS Nurses," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 62(0), pages 801-835, Special I.
    8. Ng, Ying Chu, 2005. "Training determinants and productivity impact of training in China: a case of Shanghai," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 24(3), pages 275-295, June.
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