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ERIC Number: EJ767209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Graduates on the Labor Market: Formal and Informal Post-School Training Investments
Salas-Velasco, Manuel
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v54 n2 p227-246 Aug 2007
The purpose of this article is to obtain an understanding of which factors determine whether an university graduate receives formal on-the-job training or not and the amount of informal training received. Using a cross-sectional survey of Spanish graduates, this paper confirms that the informal training graduates receive in their jobs is more intense among doctors and lawyers--professions that require a more extensive period of learning before reaching the required level of skills. Likewise, those graduates that hold jobs requiring greater know-how than they can actually provide (infra-educated) also receive more informal training. In the case of formal training, the likelihood of taking part in in-house training programs is greater among civil servants and the employees of large private firms. However, the belief that workers with higher ability (a positive signal of a worker's trainability) should have higher chances of receiving employer-provided formal training is not confirmed in this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain