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dc.contributor.authorBerger, Mark C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEarle, John S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSabirianova, Klara Z.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:20:29Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:20:29Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21221-
dc.description.abstractWe use 1994-1998 data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) tomeasure the incidence and determinants of several types of worker training and to estimatethe effects of training on workers? interindustry, interfirm, and occupational mobility, theirlabor force transitions, and their wage growth in Russia compared to the U.S. Wehypothesize that the shock of economic liberalization in Russia may raise the benefits oftraining, particularly retraining for new jobs, but uncertainty concerning the revaluation ofskills may raise the costs, with an overall ambiguous effect on the amount of trainingundertaken. The RLMS indicates a lower rate of formal training than studies have found forthe U.S., suggesting that the second effect dominates. Previous schooling is estimated toaffect the probability of training positively, but the relationship is much stronger for additionaltraining in the same field than for retraining for new fields, consistent with the hypothesis thatschooling and training are complementary but become more substitutable in a restructuringenvironment. Additional training in workers? current fields is estimated to reduce mobility andearnings, suggesting inertial programs from the pre-transition era. Retraining in new fieldsincreases all types of worker mobility and has higher returns than those typically observed fortraining in the U.S., but it also raises the variance of earnings and the probability ofunemployment, consistent with a search view of such retraining. Given the large returns toretraining, the efforts of Russian workers to learn new skills may increase as uncertainty isresolved and restructuring proceeds.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x361en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ4en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordOn-the-job trainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordrestructuringen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capital investmentsen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsbegleitende Ausbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwÜbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsertragen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwRusslanden_US
dc.titleWorker Training in a Restructuring Economy: Evidence from the Russian Transitionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn844181013en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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