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Firm-provided training and temporary contracts


  • Cecilia Albert


  • Carlos García-Serrano


  • Virginia Hernanz



This paper analyses the relationship between workers’ type of contract and the probability of receiving firm-provided training. In particular, we raise the following question: do workers with temporary contracts face the same probability of receiving training as workers with permanent contracts, once we account for the fact that both types of workers have different probabilities of being employed in a firm providing training? The results from our empirical analysis using data from the Spanish labour market suggest that workers with temporary contracts not only are less likely to be employed in training firms but, once they are in those firms, they also have a lower probability of being chosen to participate in firm-provided training activities. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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  • Cecilia Albert & Carlos García-Serrano & Virginia Hernanz, 2004. "Firm-provided training and temporary contracts," Spanish Economic Review, Springer;Spanish Economic Association, vol. 7(1), pages 67-88, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:specre:v:7:y:2004:i:1:p:67-88
    DOI: 10.1007/s10108-004-0087-1

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