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Research Paper IZA Discussion Papers 2276

Employee training, wage dispersion and equality in Britain

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Publication date

01 Aug 2006

Abstract

We use British household panel data to explore the wage returns to training incidence and intensity (duration) for 6924 employees. We find these returns differ greatly depending on the nature of the training (general or specific); who funds the training (employee or employer); and the skill levels of the recipient (white or blue collar). Using decomposition analysis, we further conclude that training is positively associated with wage dispersion in Britain and a virtuous circle of wage gains but only for white-collar employees.

Subjects

Training: Labour Market and Wages And Earnings

Links

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2276.pdf

Notes

Series now available online; discussion paper

#508577


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