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Firms in the U.S. invest billions of dollars annually in workforce training. Growing evidence of the effects of this training on worker productivity, wages, hiring and turnover has led researchers to gradually incorporate the role of training into their analyses. Barron, Berger and Black advance this line of research by offering new evidence on the amount of training provided to workers during the first three months on the job, and the characteristics of those workers who received that training.


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  1. Introduction
  2. On-the-job Training as an Investment in Human Capital
  3. Measures of On-the-Job Training
  4. Who Receives On-the-Job Training?
  5. How Well Do We Measure On-the-Job Training?
  6. The Impact of Training on Wages and Productivity
  7. Training and Firm Recruiting Strategies
  8. Conclusions


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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; On the job training; Employer provided training

On-the-Job Training




Barron, John M., Mark C. Berger, and Dan A. Black. 1997. On-the-Job Training. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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