Training and labour market flexibility: Is there a trade-off?
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Training and labour market flexibility: Is there a trade-off? BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 36 (4). pp. 521-536. ISSN 0007-1080Full text not available from this repository.
This paper explores the nexus between work-related training and labour market 'flexibility' (which we proxy by contract type, parr-time employment and lack of union coverage), using the first five waves of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) conducted over the period 1991-5. Our results show that workers on short-term employment contracts, who are working part-time or are not covered by a union collective agreement, are significantly less likely to be involved in any work-related training to improve or increase their skills. These findings suggest that there is a trade-off between expanding the more marginal forms of employment and expanding the proportion of the work-force getting work-related training.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 521-536|
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