ERIC Number: ED236387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Subsidizing On-the-Job Training. An Analysis of a National Survey of Employers. Studies in Employment and Training Policy: 1.
Bishop, John, Ed.
This volume presents the results of a data analysis of an employer survey to investigate uses of subsidies to provide jobs and training for unskilled and inexperienced workers and to examine the impact of those uses on employers. Chapter 1 introduces the subsidy programs and the data set and tabulates how participation in each program varies with industry and establishment size. Chapter 2 examines which employers are familiar with the programs and addresses employer awareness of program existence. By studying determinants of firm participation in the program, chapter 3 explores reasons why so few employers are familiar with a program participant. Chapter 4 examines the impact of these programs on employment levels of participating firms. Relevant research on employment and training subsidies is reviewed in chapter 5, and changes in program design are recommended. Chapter 6 analyzes determinants of the employer's investment in selecting a new employee--the number of applicants interviewed and the number of hours spent recruiting and interviewing for a position. Rates of resignations and dismissals are studied in chapter 7. Chapter 8 examines the amount of training provided to new workers and the resulting productivity growth. The determinants of wage growth are analyzed in chapter 9. The survey instrument is appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.