Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58541
Authors: 
Sala, Hector
Silva, José I.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6171
Abstract: 
In this paper we show that vocational training is an important determinant of productivity growth. We construct a multi-country, multi-sectoral dataset, and quantify empirically to what extent vocational training has contributed to increase the growth rate of labor productivity in Europe between 1999 and 2005. We find that one extra hour of training per employee accelerates the rate of productivity growth by around 0.55 percentage points.
Subjects: 
continuous vocational training
labor productivity growth
JEL: 
E22
J24
O41
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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