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The incidence and intensity of employer-provided training


  • Andy Dickerson

    () (Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield Author-Person=pdi125)

  • Rob Wilson


This paper examines the provision of training by employers and the participation in training by employees, conditional on employers´ training provision. Together these two dimensions of training determine its overall distribution in the workforce. The factors which affect employer training provision and employee training participation are considered simultaneously within an empirical model using data drawn primarily from the 2001 Employers Skill Survey. The results are consistent with high fixed costs but constant marginal costs of training provision, while also supporting many of the predictions regarding the relationship between training and workforce skills, skill-shortages, workplace and local labour market characteristics.

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  • Andy Dickerson & Rob Wilson, 2009. "The incidence and intensity of employer-provided training," Working Papers 2009012, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics, revised Jun 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:shf:wpaper:2009012

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    Training; Training incidence; Training intensity; Skill-shortages; Local labor markets;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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