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ERIC Number: EJ835291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
The Contribution of Vocational Training to Employment, Job-Related Skills and Productivity: Evidence from Madeira
Budria, Santiago; Telhado-Pereira, Pedro
International Journal of Training and Development, v13 n1 p53-72 Mar 2009
In this paper, we analyse the transition to the labor market of participants in vocational training in Madeira in Portugal. The analysis is in two stages. First, we investigate how the employment status at different dates (1 month, 1 year, and 2 years after the completion of the training program) depends on relevant variables, such as age, gender, education and the content and duration of the training. Second, we use individuals' self-assessment of the effectiveness of the training program along three dimensions: employment, job-related skills and productivity. The respondents score training activities high on every dimension. Moreover, we find that training is more effective among the educated, indicating that vocational training is far from being remedial. We also find that long training programs and training related to tourism are particularly effective. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal