Labor Markets, Education, Population

Project: Schooling and regional factors as determinants of employees’ participation in further education

Project Duration

01/2012 - 04/2018 (finalized)

Commissioned by

Financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the DFG Priority Programme 1646: Education as a Lifelong Process

Project Team (RWI)

Dr. Katja Görlitz, Anica Kramer, Dr. Sylvi Rzepka, Dr. Marcus Tamm

Summary

We analyze differences in training participation between employees with high and low schooling and disentangle whether differences are causal. Furthermore, we consider several regional factors that potentially determine training participation. Finally, we will estimate the returns to training and test for heterogeneity in returns by level of schooling.

Selected project related publications

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

2018

Kramer, A. and M. Tamm (2018), Does learning trigger learning throughout adulthood? Evidence from training participation of the employed population. Economics of Education Review 62 : 82-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.11.004 

Rzepka, S. (2018), Labor Market Returns to College Education with Vocational Qualifications. Education Economics 26 (4): 411-431. DOI: 10.1080/09645292.2018.1440532 

2017

Görlitz, K. and S. Rzepka (2017), Regional training supply and employees’ training participation. Annals of Regional Science 59 (1): 281-296. DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0831-8 

2016

Rzepka, S. and M. Tamm (2016), Local Employer Competition and Training of Workers. Applied Economics 48 (35): 3307-3321. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1137550 

Discussion Papers

2016

Rzepka, S. (2016), Analyzing Further Training Participation Rates across Waves in the NEPS Data. Ruhr Economic Papers #655. RUB, RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788761 download

Rzepka, S. (2016), Labor Market Returns to College Education with Vocational Qualifications. Ruhr Economic Papers #633. RUB, RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788737 download

Kramer, A. and M. Tamm (2016), Does Learning Beget Learning Throughout Adulthood? Evidence from Employees’ Training Participation. Ruhr Economic Papers #618. RUB, RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788720 download

2014

Görlitz, K. and S. Rzepka (2014), Does Regional Training Supply Determine Employees’ Training Participation?. Ruhr Economic Papers #479. RUB, RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788543 download

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