Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy

No 2005:1: Personnel training: a theoretical and empirical review

Thomas Ericson ()
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Thomas Ericson: Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law, Postal: P.O. Box 640, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden

Abstract: This report provides an introduction to personnel training (on-the-job training) literature in the economics field. Theoretical models dealing with the initiation of training programmes and their effects on pay at the individual level are discussed, and empirical research on wage effects is reported. In addition, there is an overview of sources of data and the extent of personnel training in the EU and the United States.

Keywords: Training; human capital; investment; wage effect

JEL-codes: J24; J31

73 pages, May 26, 2004

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