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Continuing Vocational Training in Germany: A Comparative Study Using 3 German Data Set

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Empirical work on continuing training in Germany provides surprisingly divergent evidence on the incidence of training. This makes comparison of econometric analyses of the impact of training on labour market outcomes di?cult. Three large German data sets are used here to bring to light the data issue concerning continuing training. Differences in the definition and consequences for economic research are discussed. In detail, training incidence, determinants of training and the correlation between continuing vocational training and wages are examined. Results are compared in order to analyse in how far differences in estimated wage effects of continuing vocational training are due to the data set used and to how the training variable is set up.

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  • Kuckulenz, Anja, 2006. "Continuing Vocational Training in Germany: A Comparative Study Using 3 German Data Set," ZEW Discussion Papers 06-024, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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    6. Kuckulenz, Anja & Maier, Michael, 2006. "Heterogeneous Returns to Training: An Analysis with German Data Using Local Instrumental Variables," ZEW Discussion Papers 06-002, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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    1. Kuckulenz, Anja, 2006. "Wage and Productivity Effect of Continuing Training in Germany: A Sectoral Analysis," ZEW Discussion Papers 06-025, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.

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    continuing vocational training; determinants of training; correlation of training with wage;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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