Continuing Vocational Training in Germany - a Comparative Study Using Three German Data Sets

50 Pages Posted: 3 May 2006 Last revised: 26 Aug 2008

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Anja Kuckulenz

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

Empirical work on continuing training in Germany provides surprisingly divergent evidence on the incidence of training. This makes comparison of econometric analyses of the impact of training on labour market outcomes difficult. Three large German data sets are used here to bring to light the data issue concerning continuing training. Differences in the definition and consequences for economic research are discussed. In detail, training incidence, determinants of training and the correlation between continuing vocational training and wages are examined. Results are compared in order to analyse in how far differences in estimated wage effects of continuing vocational training are due to the data set used and to how the training variable is set up.

Keywords: continuing vocational training, determinants of training, correlation of training

JEL Classification: C31, J24, J31

Suggested Citation

Kuckulenz, Anja, Continuing Vocational Training in Germany - a Comparative Study Using Three German Data Sets (2006). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 06-024, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=898621 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.898621

Anja Kuckulenz (Contact Author)

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim
Germany

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