Barriers to Non-Formal Professional Training in Spain in Periods of Economic Growth and Crisis. An Analysis with Special Attention to the Effect of the Previous Human Capital of Workers

IEB Working Paper N. 2014/12

37 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2014

Date Written: March 21, 2014

Abstract

We analyze the determining factors of access to non-formal professional training in Spain and their evolution in recent years. Specifically, a comparison is made between a moment during a period of economic growth (2007) and the current crisis period (2012). The data used is from the Economically Active Population Survey. The sample is divided according to gender and interaction variables are included to analyze the differential effects of human capital on the probability of receiving training in the two periods considered. The hypothesis is that there are significant barriers that make access to non-formal professional training difficult (we focus on previous human capital available) and that these barriers have not ceased to operate during the economic crisis.

Keywords: lifelong learning, professional training, access to training, barriers to training, human capital

JEL Classification: H52, I21

Suggested Citation

Calero, Jorge and Escardibul Ferrá, Josep Oriol, Barriers to Non-Formal Professional Training in Spain in Periods of Economic Growth and Crisis. An Analysis with Special Attention to the Effect of the Previous Human Capital of Workers (March 21, 2014). IEB Working Paper N. 2014/12, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2413462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2413462

Jorge Calero

University of Barcelona ( email )

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona, 08007
Spain

Josep Oriol Escardibul Ferrá (Contact Author)

University of Barcelona ( email )

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona, 08007
Spain

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