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The Role of Employees in Training Decisions in Canada


  • Kapsalis, Constantine


The purpose of this article is not to question the need to provide more employee education and training or to encourage employers to invest more in employee development. Rather, it is to show that the decisions of employees themselves have as much to do with employee education and training as do those of employers. Consequently, the promotion of training requires addressing all workplace partners, not just employers, but also employees themselves, as well as governments, unions and educational institutions.

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  • Kapsalis, Constantine, 1996. "The Role of Employees in Training Decisions in Canada," MPRA Paper 25744, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25744

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    1. Thomas J. Kane & Dietmar Harhoff, 1997. "Is the German apprenticeship system a panacea for the U.S. labor market?," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 10(2), pages 171-196.
    2. S Black & L Lynch, 1997. "Beyond the Incidence of Training," CEP Discussion Papers dp0362, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
    3. Graham S. Lowe & Harvey Krahn, 1995. "Job-Related Education and Training Among Younger Workers," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 21(3), pages 362-378, September.
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    1. Kuan Xu & Zhengxi Lin, 2007. "Participation in Employer-sponsored Training in Canada: Role of Firm Characteristics and Worker Attributes," Department of Economics at Dalhousie University working papers archive paperb1_7_ic_workingpaper, Dalhousie, Department of Economics.

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    employee training; training;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials


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