Does Learning Beget Learning Throughout Adulthood? Evidence from Employees' Training Participation

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Anica Kramer

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); Ruhr University of Bochum

Marcus Tamm

RWI

Abstract

Individuals with more years of education generally acquire more training later on in life. Such a relationship may be due to skills learned in early periods increasing returns to educational investments in later periods. This paper addresses the question whether the complementarity between education and training is causal. The identification is based on exogenous variation in years of education due to a reform of the schooling system and the buildup of universities. Results confirm that education has a significant impact on training participation during working life.

Keywords: training, lifelong learning, returns to schooling

JEL Classification: I21, I24, I26, J24

Suggested Citation

Kramer, Anica and Tamm, Marcus, Does Learning Beget Learning Throughout Adulthood? Evidence from Employees' Training Participation. IZA Discussion Paper No. 9959, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2786043

Anica Kramer (Contact Author)

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) ( email )

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Essen, 45128
Germany

Ruhr University of Bochum ( email )

Universit├Ątsstra├če 150
Bochum, NRW 44780
Germany

Marcus Tamm

RWI ( email )

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10115 Berlin
Germany
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+49 30 202159819 (Fax)

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