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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Training participation of a firm's aging workforce
Organization Unit
  • Christian Pfeifer
  • Simon Janssen
  • Philip Yang
  • Uschi Backes-Gellner
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training
Publisher Sense Publisher
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1877-6337
Volume 4
Number 2
Page Range 131 - 147
Date 2012
Abstract Text We use a long panel data set for four cohorts of male blue-collar workers entering into an internal labor market to analyze the effect of age on the probability of participating in different employer-financed training measures. We find that training participation probabilities are inverted u-shaped with age and that longer training measures are undertaken earlier in life and working career. These findings are consistent with predictions from a human capital model that incorporates amortization period and screening effects.
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