Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/106585
Authors: 
Cabrales, Antonio
Dolado, Juan J.
Mora, Ricardo
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8649
Abstract: 
Using the Spanish micro data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), we first document how the excessive gap in employment protection between indefinite and temporary workers leads to large differentials in on-the-job training (OTJ) against the latter. Next, we find that that the lower specific training received by temporary workers is correlated with lower literacy and numeracy scores achieved in the PIAAC study. Finally, we provide further PIAAC cross-country evidence showing that OJT gaps are quite lower in those European labour markets where dualism is less entrenched than in those where it is more extended.
Subjects: 
dual labour market
on-the-job training
cognitive skills
severance pay
JEL: 
C14
C52
D24
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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