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Title: Training and low-pay mobility: the case of the UK and the Netherlands
Authors: Pavlopoulos, Dimitrios ×
Muffels, Ruud
Vermunt, Jeroen #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Series Title: Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations vol:23 issue:1 pages:37-59
Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of training on low-pay mobility in the UK and the Netherlands. Our main contribution is the estimation of the 'true' effect of training by correcting for measurement error and transitory fluctuations - random shocks - of earnings. Our results indicate that in both countries, training increases the
likelihood for moving from low to higher pay, while it reduces the likelihood for a transition from higher pay to low pay. In the UK, work-related and firm-specific
training programmes but not general training programmes pay-off better for the intermediate- and the higher-educated workers. For the low-educated workers, no effect of training is found. The low skilled seem to gain less than the high skilled from firms' investments in human capital.
ISSN: 1121-7081
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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