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Job matching, technological progress, and worker-provided on-the-job training

  • Centeno, Mário
  • Corrêa, Márcio

We show that greater technological progress is associated with a lower (higher) probability of worker investment in firm-specific human capital if the technology is of creative destruction (renovation) type. The impact of human capital investments on labor market outcomes depends on the type of investment.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 109 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 190-192

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