The Contribution of Vocational Training to Employment, Job-Related Skills and Productivity: Evidence from Madeira Island

34 Pages Posted: 23 May 2008

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Santiago Budría

Universidade da Madeira

Pedro Telhado Pereira

Universidade da Madeira - Gestao e Economica; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the transition to the labour market of participants in vocational training in Madeira Island. In a first stage, we investigate how the employment status at different dates (one month, one year, and two years after the completion of the training program) depends on relevant variables, such as age, gender, education and the content and duration of the training. In a second stage, we use the individuals' self-assessment regarding the effectiveness of the training program along three dimensions: employment, job-related skills and productivity. We find that respondents score training activities high in every dimension. Moreover, we find that training is more effective among the educated, indicating that vocational training is far from being remedial. We also find that long training programs and training in the area of tourism are particularly effective.

Keywords: job-related skills, productivity, employment, training, ordered logit

JEL Classification: C35, I21, J64

Suggested Citation

Budria, Santiago and Telhado Pereira, Pedro, The Contribution of Vocational Training to Employment, Job-Related Skills and Productivity: Evidence from Madeira Island. , Vol. , pp. -, . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1136263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0042-7092.2007.00700.x

Santiago Budria (Contact Author)

Universidade da Madeira ( email )

Campus Universitario da Penteada
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Portugal

Pedro Telhado Pereira

Universidade da Madeira - Gestao e Economica ( email )

Campus Universitario da Penteada
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Portugal
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351 291 70 50 43 (Fax)

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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