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Workplace Training in Europe

  • Bassanini, Andrea



  • Booth, Alison L.


    (Australian National University)

  • Brunello, Giorgio


    (University of Padova)

  • De Paola, Maria


    (University of Calabria)

  • Leuven, Edwin


    (University of Oslo)

This paper reviews the existing evidence on workplace training in Europe in different data sources - the CVTS, OECD data and the European Community Household Panel. We outline the differences in training incidence and relate these differences to the private costs and benefits of training, and to institutional factors such as unions, employment protection and product market competition. We ask whether there is a case for under-provision of training in Europe and examine alternative policies aiming both at raising training incidence and at reducing inequalities in the provision of skills.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1640.

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Length: 187 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2005
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Publication status: published in: Brunello, Garibaldi and Wasmer (eds.), Education and Training in Europe, Oxford University Press, 2007, Ch. 8 - 13
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1640
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