Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20431
Authors: 
Francesconi, Marco
Booth, Alison L.
Zoega, Gylfi
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 737
Abstract: 
Using data from the British Household Panel Survey from 1991 to 1996, the authors investigate the impact of union coverage on work-related training and how the union-training link affects wages and wage growth for a sample of full-time men. Relative to uncovered workers, union-covered men are more likely to receive training and also receive more days of training. In addition, union-covered men experience greater returns to training, and coveredtrained workers face a higher wage growth. While some of these findings have been found in previous studies, others are new. The wage results, in particular, suggest a rethinking is warranted of the conventional view that union wage formation in Britain reduces the incentives to acquire work-related training.
Subjects: 
general training
human capital
union coverage
wages
JEL: 
J24
J31
J41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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