Labor-Market Attachment and Training Participation

36 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2010

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Toshie Ikenaga

Government of Japan - Cabinet Office

Daiji Kawaguchi

University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Economics

Abstract

This paper examines how expected attachment to the labor market and expected tenure at a specific firm affect training participation. The results, based on cross-sectional data from Japan, indicate that expected attachment to the labor market affects participation in both employer- and worker-initiated training, while expected tenure at a specific firm mainly explains participation in employer-initiated training. These two attachment indices explain almost half of the gender gap in training participation. Employers in a less competitive labor market are more likely to offer employer-initiated training to their workers.

Keywords: training, labor market attachment, job tenure, gender, Japan

JEL Classification: J16, J24, J61, J63

Suggested Citation

Ikenaga, Toshie and Kawaguchi, Daiji, Labor-Market Attachment and Training Participation. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5081, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1651706

Toshie Ikenaga (Contact Author)

Government of Japan - Cabinet Office ( email )

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Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1008670
Japan

Daiji Kawaguchi

University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Economics ( email )

Tokyo
Japan

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