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). pp. 609-625. ISSN 0036-9292
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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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Scottish Journal of Political Economy|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Training ; Flexible Work|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Departments:||Lancaster University Management School > Economics|
|Deposited By:||Dr Colin P Green|
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2010 09:39|
|Last Modified:||01 Apr 2016 01:12|
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