The provision and impact of job-related formal training in a local-labor market
Elias, Peter and Healey, Michael. (1994) The provision and impact of job-related formal training in a local-labor market. Regional Studies, 28 (6). pp. 577-590. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343409412331348496
This study, based upon detailed information from over 2,500 employers and 7,500 residents in the Conventry locality, investigates the factors associated with the provision of job-related formal training by employers and the effects of such training upon employees. In line with earlier work, the results indicate that: public sector organizations are much more likely to provide formal training than private sector organizations; organizations which anticipate fluctuating recruitment problems are more likely to provide training; and larger organizations are much more likely to provide training than smaller organizations. An important new finding which emerges is that the effect of employment size on training provision remains after controlling for a variety of other influences (e.g. sectoral and occupational structure) in a multivariate framework. This finding suggests that efforts to stimulate training provision could be effectively directed towards smaller organizations. The impact of training is investigated within a model of labour turnover. This analysis reveals that, controlling for other systematic influences on turnover (e.g. age, industry, occupation, job tenure), employees who receive formal training are less likely to move to another employer than those who receive no training or only informal training. This finding lends little support to the notion that formal training leads to the 'poaching' of trained labour by non-training employers.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Occupational training -- Great Britain, Labor market--Great Britain, Labor mobility -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Regional Studies|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 577-590|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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