Training, Mobility, and Wages: Specific Versus General Human Capital


Garloff, Alfred ; Kuckulenz, Anja


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1215
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-12150
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2005
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: J31 J41 J62 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Humankapital , Lohn , Mobilität , Stellensuche
Abstract: This paper considers training, mobility decisions and wages together to test for the specificity human capital contained in continuing training courses. We empirically analyse the relationship between training, mobility and wages in two ways. First, we examine the correlation between training and mobility. In a second step, we consider wage effects of mobility taking training participation into account. First, we find that training participation is negatively correlated with the mobility decision and that training participation decreases the probability of individuals to change the job. Second, we find that wages are lower for job changers for the group of training participants, so wages decrease when trained individuals are mobile. Finally, training participation negatively affects the individuals's subjective valuation of the quality of their last job change. Taken together, these results suggest that there is some specific human capital, which is incorporated into training and lost when moving between jobs.
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Garloff, Alfred ; Kuckulenz, Anja (2005) Training, Mobility, and Wages: Specific Versus General Human Capital. Open Access [Working paper]
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