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Firm-Sponsored General Training
Journal of Labor Economics (2005)
  • Felipe Balmaceda, Assoc Prof., Diego Portales University

This article analyzes firm and worker’s incentives to invest in general and specific training when these are separable in the production technology and wages are determined by the outside-option principle. It is shown that firms pay for general training, while workers receive the full return on it, and firms and workers share both the costs and benefits of specific training. The case of delayed general training is also studied. When general training is delayed, it is shown that the strategic complementarity between specific and general training increases the worker’s incentives to invest in specific training.

Publication Date
Winter December, 2005
Citation Information
Felipe Balmaceda. "Firm-Sponsored General Training" Journal of Labor Economics Vol. 23 Iss. 1 (2005)
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