ERIC Number: ED413511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Attainment and Participation in Training. Working Paper No. 4.
McKenzie, Phillip; Long, Mike
The relationship between prior educational attainment and participation in formal and On-the-Job Training (OJT) in Australia was examined through an analysis of unit record data from the 1993 Survey of Training and Education that was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Univariate analyses were performed to document employee participation by level of educational attainment in three different types of training activities: external training, in-house training, and OJT. Multivariate analyses were then conducted to separate the effect of educational attainment from other variables (for example, age and occupation) that might affect training participation. Educational attainment was found to have a significant impact on employee participation in both formal and on-the-job training. Low levels of participation in training were particularly evident for individuals who had not completed secondary school and who held no postschool educational qualifications. Females, individuals in the 30-44 age bracket, individuals born in Australia or other English-speaking countries, individuals with their current employer for fewer than 3 years, individuals working in the public sector, and full-time employees in nonmetropolitan rural locations were most likely to participate in training. (Five tables and two graphs constitute approximately 50% of this document. (Contains 16 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporate Education, Educational Attainment, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, Influences, Multivariate Analysis, On the Job Training, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia; phone: 03-9905-2808; fax: 03-9905-9184; e-mail: email@example.com
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Centre for the Economics of Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia