Explaining country variation in employee training: an institutional analysis of education systems and their influence on training and its returns

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Author: Vogtenhuber, Stefan


This article studies the relationship between employee training and institutional factors of initial skill formation and industrial relations across 14 European countries. Rather than focusing on individual participation rates and returns, the aim is to explain the observed country variation in training incidence and its returns. It turns out that there are direct links between the system of initial skill formation and training that differ between incidence and returns. Although cross-country training incidence seems to vary according to educational attainment levels and the financial...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Outcomes; Performance; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Education and training system; Return on education and training; Skill development; Productivity; Workplace education and training; Workers education; Educational level; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Europe; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Lithuania; Norway; Portugal; Slovakia; Sweden

Published: Kettering, England: Oxford University Press, 2015

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Journal volume: 31

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2015

Pages: pp. 77-90

ISSN: 0266-7215 (print), 1468-2672 (web)

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 142.126

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