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Exports and job training

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  • Bastos
  • Silva,Joana C. G.
  • Proenca,Rafael Prado
  • Bastos
  • Silva,Joana C. G.
  • Proenca,Rafael Prado

Abstract

This paper examines whether export participation matters for job training. The paper draws on longitudinal worker-firm data for Brazilian manufacturing, linked with detailed records on training activity from the main provider. The analysis uses industry-specific exchange rate movements to generate exogenous variation in export status at the firm-level. The findings indicate that export participation tends to increase the share of workers who receive technical upgrading. The results also reveal that technical upgrading has positive returns to trainees within exporting firms. These findings support the hypothesis that exporting requires skill upgrading, and suggest that this is partially achieved by training firms'existing workforce.

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  • Bastos & Silva,Joana C. G. & Proenca,Rafael Prado & Bastos & Silva,Joana C. G. & Proenca,Rafael Prado, 2016. "Exports and job training," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7676, The World Bank.
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    1. M. Scott Taylor, "undated". "Trade and the Environment: New Methods, Measurements, and Results NBER Working Paper No. 22636," Working Papers 2016-46, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, revised 01 Dec 2016.

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