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Returns to firm-provided training in France:Evidence on mobility and wages

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  • Arnaud Chéron
  • Bénédicte Rouland
  • François-Charles Wolf

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While numerous studies have provided selectivity-corrected estimates of the wage returns to training both in the US and in European countries, less is known about the impact of training on mobility on the labour market. In this paper, we estimate the impact of firmprovided training on both the employment-unemployment and job-to-job transitions using French panel data covering the 1998-2000 period. We find that participating to a training session in 1998 reduces the probability to experience an employment-unemployment transition during the period and that the probability to switch firms is higher among untrained workers. Additional results on the effect of training on wages indicate that training participation in 1998 increases wages by 7% in 2000, the wage premium remaining flat along the wage distribution.
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  • Arnaud Chéron & Bénédicte Rouland & François-Charles Wolf, 2010. "Returns to firm-provided training in France:Evidence on mobility and wages," TEPP Working Paper 2010-10, TEPP.
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    1. Dietz, Daniel & Zwick, Thomas, 2016. "The retention effect of training: Portability, visibility, and credibility," ZEW Discussion Papers 16-011, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    2. Pierre-Jean Messe & Benedicte Rouland, 2012. "Stricter employment protection and firms’ incentives to train: The case of French older workers," TEPP Working Paper 2012-04, TEPP.
    3. Nicola Brandt, 2015. "Vocational training and adult learning for better skills in France," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 1260, OECD Publishing.
    4. Christoph Große Steffen & Maximilian Podstawski, 2016. "Ambiguity and Time-Varying Risk Aversion in Sovereign Debt Markets," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1602, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    5. Daniel Dietz & Thomas Zwick, 2016. "The retention effect of training – portability, visibility, and credibility," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0113, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW).

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