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Research Paper IZA Discussion Papers 4821

Employee training and wage dispersion: white and blue collar workers in Britain

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Publication date

2010

Abstract

We use household panel data to explore the wage returns associated with training incidence and intensity (duration) for British employees. We find these returns differ depending on the nature of the training; who funds the training; the skill levels of the recipient (white or blue collar); the age of the employee; and if the training is with the current employer or not. Using decomposition analysis, training is found to be positively associated with wage dispersion: a virtuous circle of wage gains and training exists in Britain but only for white-collar employees.

Subjects

Training: Labour Market and Wages And Earnings

Links

http://ftp.iza.org/dp4821.pdf

Notes

Series now available online; Updated version of discussion paper no. 2276; discussion paper

#513526


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