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). pp. 609-625. ISSN 0036-9292

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Scottish Journal of Political Economy
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 31327
Deposited By: Dr Colin P Green
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2010 09:39
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 00:07
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31327

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