Are there asymmetries in the effects of training on the conditional male wage distribution?
Arulampalam, Wiji, Booth, Alison and Bryan, Mark L.. (2010) Are there asymmetries in the effects of training on the conditional male wage distribution? Journal of Population Economics, Vol.23 (No.1). pp. 251-272. ISSN 0933-1433
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-008-0209-4
Recent studies have used quantile regression (QR) techniques to estimate the impact of education on the location, scale and shape of the conditional wage distribution. In our paper we investigate the degree to which work-related training – another important form of human capital – affects the location, scale and shape of the conditional wage distribution. Using the first six waves of the European Community Household Panel, we utilise both ordinary least squares and QR techniques to estimate associations between work-related training and wages for private sector men in ten European Union countries. Our results show that, for the majority of countries, there is a fairly uniform association between training and hourly wages across the conditional wage distribution. However, there are considerable differences across countries in mean associations between training and wages.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Human capital, Occupational training, Wages, Mathematical models|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Population Economics|
|Official Date:||January 2010|
|Number of Pages:||34|
|Page Range:||pp. 251-272|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
Version accepted by publisher (post-print, after peer review, before copy-editing).
|Funder:||Leverhulme Trust (LT)|
|Grant number:||F/00213/H “Training in Europe: Its Causes and Consequences”|
|Version or Related Resource:||"The paper is a revised version of our 2004 IZA Discussion Paper No.984 of the same name."|
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