The incidence and intensity of employer funded training: Australian evidence on the impact of flexible work

Draca, Mirko and Green, Colin (2004) The incidence and intensity of employer funded training: Australian evidence on the impact of flexible work. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 51 5: 609-625. doi:10.1111/j.0036-9292.2004.00323.x


Author Draca, Mirko
Green, Colin
Title The incidence and intensity of employer funded training: Australian evidence on the impact of flexible work
Journal name Scottish Journal of Political Economy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-9292
1467-9485
Publication date 2004-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.0036-9292.2004.00323.x
Volume 51
Issue 5
Start page 609
End page 625
Total pages 17
Editor A. Hughes Hallett
A. Muscatelli
J.R. Malley
R. A. Hart
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Blackwell
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
340207 Labour Economics
720402 Industrial relations
Abstract The interaction between the growth of flexible forms of employment and employer funded training is important for understanding labour market performance. In particular, the idea of a trade-off has been advanced to describe potential market failures in the employment of flexible workers. This study finds that evidence of a trade-off is apparent in both the incidence and intensity of employer funded training. Flexible workers receive training that is 50-80% less intense than the workforce average. Casual workers - especially males - suffer more acutely from the trade-off. This suggests that flexible production externalities may seriously reduce human capital formation in the workforce.
Keyword Economics
Political Science
Labor
Discrimination
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
 
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