On-the-job Training and Productivity: Firm-level Evidence from a Large Developing Country

Posted: 18 May 2021

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Qing Liu

Renmin University of China

Ruosi Lu

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)

Date Written: August 8, 2016

Abstract

We investigate the effects of on-the-job training on firm productivity and wages.We use a large panel data set of manufacturing firms in China with national representativeness.We combine the propensity score matching and the difference-in-differences techniques to estimate the treatment effect of training.We find statistically and economically significant effect of training on productivity and wage.These findings are not sensitive to industrial capital intensity or firm ownership structure

Keywords: Training; Productivity; Matching

JEL Classification: C21, C23, D24, J31

Suggested Citation

Liu, Qing and Lu, Ruosi, On-the-job Training and Productivity: Firm-level Evidence from a Large Developing Country (August 8, 2016). China Economic Review, Vol. 40, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3846257

Qing Liu (Contact Author)

Renmin University of China ( email )

Ruosi Lu

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) ( email )

10, Huixin Dongjie
Changyang District
Beijing, Beijing 100029
China

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