Labor productivity and vocational training: Evidence from Europe

Hector Sala, José I. Silva

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Abstract

In this paper we show that vocational training is an important determinant of productivity growth. We construct a multy-country, multi-sectoral dataset, and quantify empirically to what extent vocational training has contributed to increase the growth rate of labor productivity in Europe between 1999 and 2005. We find that one extra hour of training per employee accelerates the rate of productivity growth by around 0.55 % points. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-41
JournalJournal of Productivity Analysis
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Continuous vocational training
  • Labor productivity growth

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