ERIC Number: ED470858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Firm-Based Training for Young Australians: Changes from the 1980s to the 1990s. Research Report.
Long, Michael; Lamb, Stephen
Changes in the extent, pattern, and outcomes of young Australians' participation in firm-based training from the 1980s to the 1990s were analyzed by comparing data from the Australian Youth Survey (AYS) and the Australian Longitudinal Survey (ALS). In 1994, 46% of those in the AYS sample participated in formal training (at age 16-24 years) and received an average of 55.55 hours of training over 12 months. The median amount of training per trainee was 17.2 hours/year. Most firm-based training (76%) was provided by workers' own employers. Young women had a higher incidence of training than young men (49% versus 44%). Young women's participation in external training more than doubled between 1985 and 1997 (15% versus 32%), and their incidence of in-house training also increased (32% versus 37% in the same years). The corresponding values for young men increased only marginally. The AYS panel had substantially higher levels of educational attainment than did the ALS panel in the mid-1980s. Workers with jobs that were full-time, required more education, or were in professional or managerial occupations received more training than their counterparts. Overall, training was associated with higher earnings by young workers. Table notes and two additional tables are appended. (Contains 16 tables and 74 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Corporate Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Inplant Programs, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Regression (Statistics), Salary Wage Differentials, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Womens Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth, Youth Employment
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth