Two to Tango: The Determinants of Workers’ and FIrms’ Willingness to Participate in Job-Related Training

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sandra maximiano

University of Lisbon - ISEG School of Economics and Management

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This paper estimates the determinants of workers’ and firms’ willingness to train.
While previous studies imposed assumptions on firms’ ability to force workers into
training, I show that such assumptions are unnecessary for identification, are rejected
by the data, and lead to biased estimates. I find that different training rates between
workers with various levels of education are mainly due to differences in workers’
willingness to participate in training. Different training rates across age are primarily
driven by differences in firms’ willingness to train certain groups. These results give
clues about the successfulness of policies aimed at increasing training participation.Two to tango: the determinants of workers’ and firms’ willingness to participate in job-related training

Keywords: Job related training, Bivarite probit

Suggested Citation

maximiano, sandra, Two to Tango: The Determinants of Workers’ and FIrms’ Willingness to Participate in Job-Related Training (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3589704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3589704

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