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Title:The effectiveness of general and firm-specific training on wages and performance: Evidence from banking PDF Logo
Authors:Jones, Derek C.
Kalim, Panu
Kauhanen, Antti
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:ETLA discussion paper 1184
Abstract:By using new panel data for Finnish banks we study the impact of training on wages and performance. To the best of our knowledge, ours is the first paper to compare explicitly the effects of general and firm-specific workplace training on outcomes for both employees and firms. Unlike much existing literature, we find stronger evidence that training improves worker outcomes rather than organizational performance. Depending upon specification, the estimated wage elasticity with respect to training is in the range of 3-7%, whereas the performance effects vary widely depending on the measures of training intensity. The other key finding is that general training is associated with higher wage and performance effects than is firm-specific training.
JEL:M53
J24
G21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ETLA Discussion Papers, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)

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