A Comparative Study of Training in the Private and Public Sectors: Evidence from the United Kingdom and The United States

12 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2016

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Fabio Mendez

University of Arkansas - Sam M. Walton College of Business

Facundo Sepulveda

University of Santiago, Chile

Date Written: January 2016

Abstract

Formal training programs are one of the main channels through which workers become more productive and experience wage growth. So far, however, most of the results on the effects of employer‐provided training come from studying the training received by private sector workers only. We extend the literature by identifying and comparing the effects of private‐employer‐provided and public‐employer‐provided training in the United States and the United Kingdom. We address this question using two independent data sets from the British Household Panels Surveys and the American National Longitudinal Survey of Youth of 1979.

JEL Classification: J24, J31, J40

Suggested Citation

Mendez, Fabio and Sepulveda, Facundo, A Comparative Study of Training in the Private and Public Sectors: Evidence from the United Kingdom and The United States (January 2016). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 107-118, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2716480 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coep.12120

Fabio Mendez (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas - Sam M. Walton College of Business ( email )

Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States

Facundo Sepulveda

University of Santiago, Chile ( email )

Santiago
Chile

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