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Persistence in the determination of work-related training participation: Evidence from the BHPS, 1991-1997

  • Sousounis, Panos
  • Bladen-Hovell, Robin

In this paper we investigate the role of workers' training history in determining current training-incidence. The analysis is conducted on an unbalanced sample comprising information on approximately 5000 employees from the first seven waves of the BHPS. Training participation is modelled as a dynamic random effects probit model where the effects of unobserved heterogeneity and initial conditions are accounted for in a fashion consistent with methods proposed by Chamberlain (1984) and Wooldridge (2005), respectively. The results suggest that prior training experience is a significant determinant of a worker's participation in a current training episode comparable with other formal educational qualifications.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 1005-1015

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