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The effect of early retirement incentives on the training participation of older workers

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Publication date

2009

Abstract

Human capital theory predicts that older workers are less likely to participate in on-the-job training than younger workers, due to lower net returns on such investments. Early retirement institutions are likely to affect these returns. Using the European Community Household Panel we show that older workers participate less in training, and that early retirement institutions do indeed matter. Generous early retirement schemes discourage older workers from taking part in training, whereas flexible early retirement schemes encourage this. Finally, the results suggest that in most European countries training can keep older workers longer in the labour market.

Published in

Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

Volume

23 (Suppl.): 85-109

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2008.00441.x

Subjects

Older People, Human Capital, and Training: Labour Market

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1599964~S5

Notes

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

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