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dc.contributor.authorBudría, Santiagoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPereira, Pedro Telhadoen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the earnings effects of training in the Portuguese labour market. Weuse the Portuguese Labour Force Survey to classify training according to multiple criteria,including providing institution, purpose, duration, and content of the training activity. First, weestablish some stylised facts about the extent and determinants of different types of training.We find that there are major differences in training participation across groups, with elder, loweducated workers participating substantially less. Second, we measure the wage effects oftraining. We find that in Portugal returns to training are large and significant. The estimatedcoefficients are about 12% in the case of men and 37% in the case of women. We show thatdiscriminating between gender, education level, experience, the public and the private sector,and industrial activity reveals important differences across categories of workers. Workerswith low qualifications and long professional experience earn larger returns. On average,women receive larger returns than men, though they are subject to greater variation acrosseducation and experience groups. The average effect of training is similar in the privatesector and in the public sector. Experience in the private sector and education in the publicsector are key determinants of the returns to training. Further, training to improve currentskills and training in a firm attract largest returns. Third, the paper investigates whether and towhat extent training participation affects the probability of entering and leavingunemployment. We find that being trained does not affect significantly the transitionprobabilities.en_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonn-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1429en_US
dc.subject.keywordreturns to trainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordselection biasen_US
dc.subject.keywordlogistic regressionen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebliche Bildungsarbeiten_US
dc.titleOn the Returns to Training in Portugalen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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