Do sectoral training funds stimulate training?

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Abstract

Sectoral levelling funds are an arrangement aimed at alleviating a well-known theoretical problem of underinvestment in worker training due to free-rider behaviour of firms. In The Netherlands, collective agreements require firms to participate in such funds in a number of sectors. Using a comprehensive data-set on Dutch firms, we attempt to answer the question to what extent these levelling funds have a stimulating effect on the level of training investments of firms. Surprisingly, no indications are found for the existence of such an effect. Training levels are not higher in sectors with a fund than in sectors without a fund. Several explanations are discussed to account for these findings.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • labour market
  • education
  • funds

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Research output: Working paperAcademic

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