Company Training in the United States 1970-2000: What Have Been the Trends Over Time?

19 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2004

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David S. Stern

University of California, Berkeley - Career Academy Support Network

Yingquan Song

University of California, Berkeley - Graduate School of Education

Bridget O'Brien

University of California, Berkeley - Graduate School of Education

Abstract

This study uses data from surveys of U.S. employees to determine whether any trends are apparent in the proportion who say they receive some form of training at work. Discussions of economic change in the U.S. and elsewhere have frequently asserted that work has become more intellectually demanding. This implies that training in workplaces should have become more prevalent. However, the survey data do not reveal any overall trend in the prevalence of workplace training between 1970 and 2000. There did appear to be a rising trend for women, evidently reflecting women's increased representation in professional and managerial occupations. Throughout this period, more highly educated workers are more likely to say they receive training at work.

Suggested Citation

Stern, David S. and Song, Yingquan and O'Brien, Bridget, Company Training in the United States 1970-2000: What Have Been the Trends Over Time?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=591463

David S. Stern (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - Career Academy Support Network ( email )

3529 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA
United States

Yingquan Song

University of California, Berkeley - Graduate School of Education

3529 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA
United States

Bridget O'Brien

University of California, Berkeley - Graduate School of Education ( email )

3529 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA
United States

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