The Effect of Formal Training on Employment Duration
30 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2000
This paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to estimate the effects of formal training on employment duration. Using an approach meant to distinguish between training as an unconditional investment and training as an outcome conditional on the quality of the job match, I find that on-site training received early in an employment spell--before the quality of a job match is likely to have been fully revealed--results in significantly longer employment spells, particularly for men.
JEL Classification: J24, J41, J63
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