Labor Markets, Education, Population

Project: Berufliche Weiterbildung als Bestandteil lebenslangen Lernens

Project Duration

01/2007 - 12/2009 (finalized)

Commissioned by

„Pakt für Forschung und Innovation“ der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft

Project Team (RWI)

Dr. Katja Görlitz, Dr. Michael Fertig (Chief), Stefan Bender (IAB), Martina Huber (IAB), Alexandra Schmucker (IAB), Petra Knerr (infas), Helmut Schröder (infas), Stefan Hummelsheim (DIE)

Cooperation

DIE, IAB, infas

Summary

The main target of the project “Further Training as a Part of Lifelong Learning” (Berufliche Weiterbildung als Bestandteil Lebenslangen Lernens - WeLL) is to establish a data set with the particular focus on continuous training that contains information on training investments of employers and employees. This data set is the basis to analyze determinants and effects of further training decisions on the part of employers and employees. The project is conducted by RWI Essen, the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), infas - Institute for Applied Social Sciences and the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE). Financial support is provided by the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. The project was started in January 2007 and will be finished in December 2009.

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Selected project related publications

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

2010

Görlitz, K. (2010), The Effect of Subsidizing Continuous Training Investments – Evidence from German Establishment Data. Labour Economics 17 (5): 789-798. DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2010.04.007 

Görlitz, K. (2010), The Development of Employers' Training Investments over Time – A Decomposition Analysis Using German Establishment Data. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 230 (2): 186-207.

2009

Bender, S., M. Fertig, K. Görlitz, M. Huber and A. Schmucker (2009), WeLL – Unique Linked Employer-Employee Data on Further Training in Germany. Schmollers Jahrbuch – Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 129 (4): 637-643. DOI: 10.3790/schm.129.4.637 

Discussion Papers

2012

Fertig, M. and K. Görlitz (2012), Item Nonresponse in Wages: Testing for Biased Estimates in Wage Equations. Ruhr Economic Papers #333. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788383 download

2011

Görlitz, K. and M. Tamm (2011), Revisiting the Complementarity between Education and Training – The Role of Personality, Working Tasks and Firm Effects. Ruhr Economic Papers #307. RWI. download

2010

Görlitz, K. (2010), Continuous Training and Wages – An Empirical Analysis Using a Comparison-group Approach. Ruhr Economic Papers #197. RWI. download

2009

Görlitz, K. (2009), The Effect of Subsidizing Continuous Training Investments - Evidence from German Establishment Data . Ruhr Economic Papers #144. RWI. download

2008

Bender, S., M. Fertig, K. Görlitz, M. Huber and A. Schmucker (2008), WeLL - Unique Linked Employer-Employee Data on Further Training in Germany. Ruhr Economic Papers #67. RWI. download

Görlitz, K. and J. Stiebale (2008), Does Product Market Competition Decrease Employers' Training Investments. Ruhr Economic Papers #41. RWI. download

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Monographs (Author)

2010

Bender, S., M. Fertig, K. Görlitz, M. Huber, S. Hummelsheim, P. Knerr, A. Schmucker and H. Schröder (2010), WeLL – Berufliche Weiterbildung als Bestandteil Lebenslangen Lernens – Bisherige Arbeiten und Perspektiven. RWI Materialien 61. Essen: RWI. download

2008

Bender, S., M. Fertig, K. Görlitz, M. Huber, S. Hummelsheim, P. Knerr, A. Schmucker and H. Schröder (2008), WeLL - Berufliche Weiterbildung als Bestandteil Lebenslangen Lernens. RWI Materialien 45. Essen: RWI. download

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