The Impact of Training on Labour

Posted: 15 Jan 2001

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Alan Felstead

University of Leicester

Francis Green

University of Kent - Department of Economics

Alan Pack

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

Ken Mayhew

University of Oxford - Department of Economics

Abstract

We investigate the impact of different types of training on the mobility expectations of workers, using three surveys. Most training episodes produce some transferable skills, and most transferable training is paid for by employers. Overall, training has no impact on mobility in three out of every five cases; the remaining cases are split equally between those where training increases and those where it decreases mobility. We find that training is more likely to lead to lower mobility when it is less transferable to other firms, is sponsored by firms, and where its objectives include increasing the identification of employees with corporate objectives.

JEL Classification: J60

Suggested Citation

Felstead, Alan and Green, Francis and Pack, Alan and Mayhew, Ken, The Impact of Training on Labour. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 38, Issue 2, June 2000 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=233030

Alan Felstead (Contact Author)

University of Leicester ( email )

Centre for Labour Market Studies
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Francis Green

University of Kent - Department of Economics ( email )

Keynes College
Kent, CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.kent.ac.uk/economics/staff/gfg/

Alan Pack

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus ( email )

Department of Economics
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7PE
United Kingdom
(01227) 823460 (Phone)
(01227) 827850 (Fax)

Ken Mayhew

University of Oxford - Department of Economics ( email )

Manor Road Building
Manor Road
Oxford, OX1 3BJ
United Kingdom

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