publication . Research . Preprint . 2011

Why training older employees is less effective

Zwick, Thomas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim
Abstract
This paper shows that training of older employees is less effective. Training effectiveness is measured with respect to key dimensions such as career development, earnings, adoption of new skills, flexibility or job security. Older employees also pursue less ambitious goals with their training participation. An important reason for these differences during the life cycle might be that firms do not offer the 'right' training forms and contents. Older employees get higher returns from informal and directly relevant training and from training contents that can be mainly tackled by crystallised abilities. Training incidence in the more effective training forms is ho...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: education
free text keywords: Weiterbildung, Older Employees, Deutschland, 330 Wirtschaft, J10, Training,Older Employees,Linked-Employer-Employee Data, Training, Linked-Employer-Employee Data, J24, Ältere Arbeitskräfte, J28, Wirtschaftlichkeit, ddc:330, jel:J24, jel:J10, jel:J28
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publication . Research . Preprint . 2011

Why training older employees is less effective

Zwick, Thomas;