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Do spatial agglomeration and local labor market competition affect employer-provided training? Evidence from the UK

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Publication date

2007

Abstract

In this paper we use British data to ask whether local employment density-which we take as a proxy of labor market competition-affects employer-provided training. We find that training is less frequent in economically denser areas. We interpret this result as evidence that the balance of poaching and local agglomeration effects on training is negative. The effect of density on training is not negligible: when evaluated at the average firm size in the local area, a 1% increase in density reduces the probability of employer-provided training by 0.014, close to 4% of the average incidence of this type of training in the UK.

Published in

Regional Science and Urban Economics

Volume

37 (1):1-21

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2006.06.006

Subjects

Area Effects, Training: Labour Market, and Labour Economics

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1646471

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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