Labour‐Market Attachment and Training Participation

25 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2013

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Toshie Ikenaga

Government of Japan - Cabinet Office

Daiji Kawaguchi

University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Economics

Date Written: March 2013

Abstract

This paper examines how expected attachment to the labour 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 labour 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 more than two‐thirds of the sex gap in training participation. Employers in less‐competitive labour markets are more likely to offer employer‐initiated training to their workers.

JEL Classification: J24, J42

Suggested Citation

Ikenaga, Toshie and Kawaguchi, Daiji, Labour‐Market Attachment and Training Participation (March 2013). Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 64, Issue 1, pp. 73-97, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2211970 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5876.2012.00573.x

Toshie Ikenaga (Contact Author)

Government of Japan - Cabinet Office ( email )

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Japan

Daiji Kawaguchi

University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Economics ( email )

Tokyo
Japan

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