Training and Promotion: Allocation of Skills or Incentives?

28 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2010

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Eduardo Melero

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

This paper analyzes the impact of training on the probability of promotion. Results from the British Household Panel Survey indicate that training increases the probability of promotion of female workers, but not that of male workers. In terms of wages, men obtain significant returns from (general and specific) training acquired with their current employer, while women profit from general training. Overall, results suggest that career moves of women are importantly affected by the market value of their skills, while those of men fit better a model of promotions as providers of incentives.

Suggested Citation

Melero, Eduardo, Training and Promotion: Allocation of Skills or Incentives?. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp. 640-667, October 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1670985 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2010.00620.x

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