Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115036
Authors: 
Böheim, René
Schneeweis, Nicole
Wakolbinger, Florian
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
NRN Working Paper, NRN: The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State 0927
Abstract: 
We use data on Austrian firms and employees to estimate the effects of employer-provided training on productivity, wages, and the inequality of wages within firms. While the average amount spent on employer-provided training is low in general, we find a robust positive elasticity of training on productivity of about 0.04. In-house training is more effective than external courses, and language, administrative and personal skills courses are more effective than sales training and IT-courses. We find a significant relationship between training and wages, the coefficient is about 0.05. We find no significant effect of training on the inequality of wages within firms.
Subjects: 
employer-provided training
productivity
wages
JEL: 
D21
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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