Job-training of Hungarian higher-education graduates
Society and Economy
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... bedingungen die in der dort genannten Lizenz gewährten Nutzungsrechte. Abstract Considerable amounts of time and money are spent on job-training of school-leavers graduated from higher-education institutions. More than a half of the employees in our sample participated in job-training between graduation date (1999) and September 2000. The work in this paper considers two aspects of the problem. First, the relationship between training probability/training length and the initial human capital (proxied by level of education and in-school labour market experience) is concerned with, and, second, some elements of the training-costsharing decision is analysed. There are some signs that university education reduces the probability of training as compared to college education, whereas in-school labour market experience increases it. University education reduces training length, as well. In-school labour market experience has no effect on the length of job-training. Another important result is that school-leavers holding diplomas with "narrower" types of education are more likely to obtain training, and also to have longer training programmes. This implies a more severe matching problem in the case of "narrower" types of education, possibly due to prohibitive searching costs for finding a good-quality match. Results for the cost-sharing decision are in line with Becker's idea, since the firm is less likely to entirely cover the costs of general training and more likely to finance job-specific training programmes.