Determinants of Further Training: Evidence for Germany

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Christian Grund

RWTH Aachen University - School of Economics and Business Administration; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Johannes Martin

RWTH Aachen University - School of Business and Economics

Abstract

Based on a German representative sample of employees we explore the relevance and development of further training in private sector firms. We focus on formal training and explore possible individual and job-based determinants of its incidence. We also show changes over time during a 20 year observation period from 1989 to 2008. Most hypotheses are supported by the empirical evidence. Job status and firm size are the most relevant characteristics for training participation. Furthermore, our analyses reveal a general trend of rising training rates from 1989 to 2008 indicating an increased importance in the German labor market.

Keywords: further training, GSOEP, human capital, panel data

JEL Classification: M53

Suggested Citation

Grund, Christian and Martin, Johannes, Determinants of Further Training: Evidence for Germany. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5315. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1708761

Christian Grund (Contact Author)

RWTH Aachen University - School of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Aachen
Germany

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Johannes Martin

RWTH Aachen University - School of Business and Economics ( email )

Templergraben 64
52056 Aachen, 52056
Germany

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