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Labor Productivity and Vocational Training: Evidence from Europe


Hector Sala


Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Applied Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

José I. Silva


University of Girona


IZA Discussion Paper No. 6171

Abstract:     
In this paper we show that vocational training is an important determinant of productivity growth. We construct a multi-country, multi-sectoral dataset, and quantify empirically to what extent vocational training has contributed to increase the growth rate of labor productivity in Europe between 1999 and 2005. We find that one extra hour of training per employee accelerates the rate of productivity growth by around 0.55 percentage points.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: continuous vocational training, labor productivity growth

JEL Classification: E22, J24, O41

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Date posted: December 11, 2011  

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Sala, Hector and Silva, José I., Labor Productivity and Vocational Training: Evidence from Europe. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6171. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1970766

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Hector Sala Lorda (Contact Author)
Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Applied Economics ( email )
Departament d'Economia Aplicada
Bellaterra, 08193
Spain
+34 93 581 2779 (Phone)
+34 93 581 2292 (Fax)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
José I. Silva
University of Girona ( email )
Girona
Spain
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