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Giorgio Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi, and Etienne Wasmer

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199210978

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.001.0001

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Stylized Facts about Workplace Training

Stylized Facts about Workplace Training

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(p.187) 10 Stylized Facts about Workplace Training
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Education and Training in Europe
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Giorgia Brunello (Contributor Webpage)

Pietro Garibaldi (Contributor Webpage)

Etienne Wasmer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.003.0011

This chapter documents stylized facts about the distribution of workplace training in Europe (and, when possible, OECD countries) by looking at the most recent cross-comparable datasets available. In respect of discrepancies, the picture that emerges from these datasets is compared with that observed in previous literature. Among the topics discussed are: which country invests the most in training; regional differences within countries; how employers and employees share the cost of training; the amount invested by employers in training; the type of individual with a greater propensity to take training and/or be trained by his/her employer; and the degree of differences across countries. Several large cross-country datasets that are available on OECD countries are used.

Keywords:   European education, OECD countries, workplace training, training investments, investment in training

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