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dc.contributor.authorHart, Robert A.en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1902-1938en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:10Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:10Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20044-
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between training and firm-level employment adjustment given an unanticipated fall in product demand has been central to human capital theory. The most cataclysmic negative output shock occurred in 1929/30. At this time, easily the most important source of United Kingdom general training was the apprenticeship system. Using data collected by the Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF), this paper examines the impact of the Great Depression on numbers of apprentices and skilled journeymen. Statistics cover eight skilled engineering occupations in 38 local labour markets over the period 1928- 1938. Relative employment adjustment responses of apprentices and journeymen accord well with general human capital arguments.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 799en_US
dc.subject.jelN34en_US
dc.subject.jelE24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgeneral human capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordBritish engineeringen_US
dc.subject.keywordGreat Depressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordemployment adjustmentsen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebliche Bildungsarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwIngenieureen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwAnpassungen_US
dc.subject.stwKonjunkturen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsgeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleGeneral Human Capital and Employment Adjustment in the Great Depression: Apprentices and Journeymen in UK Engineeringen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn366025481en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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