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Wages and Mobility: The Impact of Employer-Provided Training

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Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, this article examines the impact of employer-provided training on the wage profile and on the mobility of young workers. The main results are that training with the current employer has a positive effect on the wage; employers seem to reward skills acquired through training with previous employers as much as skills they provide themselves; and part of the skills acquired though training programs provided by the current employer seem to be fairly specific as they are shown to reduce mobility, even after controlling for unobserved heterogeneity. Copyright 1999 by University of Chicago Press.

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  • Parent, Daniel, 1999. "Wages and Mobility: The Impact of Employer-Provided Training," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 17(2), pages 298-317, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:v:17:y:1999:i:2:p:298-317
    DOI: 10.1086/209922
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    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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