The Association of Workplace Training Participation on Subjective Job Security in Germany: Short-Term Effects or Long-Term Gains?ISER Internal Seminars

Based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) this paper analyzes the effects of workplace training on subjective job security in Germany. Using fixed effect models, the paper tests whether workplace training has positive effects on perceived job security and if so, disentangles whether training has only short-term effects or entails continuing returns. The results confirm a positive effect of workplace training on perceived job security, not only in the short- but in the long-run. The inclusion of interaction terms for different levels of education shows that low-skilled individuals benefit most from participation in workplace training. For this group, the immediate effect on subjective job security is strongest and the post-training effect most sustained, when compared to higher levels of education. However, these lower-skilled employees often lack access to workplace training. The authors conclude that policy initiatives should aim at improving employees’ access to workplace training, first and foremost for the lower-skilled.

Presented by:

Anika Rasner (DIW)

Date & time:

3 Jul 2013 12:00 pm

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