Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/29905
Authors: 
Görlitz, Katja
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Ruhr economic papers 144
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates the impact of a training voucher program on establishments' investments in further training. The voucher program that was implemented in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia increased training incentives for employees in small and medium-sized establishments by reducing training costs by 50%. The estimation is based on a quasi-experimental research design exploiting variation across time, regions and establishment size. Using establishment data, I find that the share of establishments that invest in training increased by approximately 5 percentage points. Training intensity and the educational structure of participants remained unaffected among those establishments investing in training.
Subjects: 
Continuous training
employers
training voucher
subsidies
difference-in- difference
JEL: 
J24
H25
ISBN: 
978-3-86788-162-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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