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Labor-Market Attachment and Training Participation

  • Ikenaga, Toshie


    (Hitotsubashi University)

  • Kawaguchi, Daiji


    (RIETI, Hitotsubashi University)

This paper examines how expected attachment to the labor market and expected tenure at a specific firm affect training participation. The results, based on cross-sectional data from Japan, indicate that expected attachment to the labor market affects participation in both employer- and worker-initiated training, while expected tenure at a specific firm mainly explains participation in employer-initiated training. These two attachment indices explain almost half of the gender gap in training participation. Employers in a less competitive labor market are more likely to offer employer-initiated training to their workers.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5081.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2010
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Publication status: published in: Japanese Economic Review, 2013, 64 (1), 73–97
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5081
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  1. Masako Kurosawa, 2001. "The Extent and Impact of Enterprise Training: The Case of Kitakyushu City," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 52(2), pages 224-242.
  2. Stevens, Margaret, 1994. "A Theoretical Model of On-the-Job Training with Imperfect Competition," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 46(4), pages 537-62, October.
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