Training and Promotion: Allocation of Skills or Incentives? Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2010

start page

  • 640

end page

  • 667


  • 4


  • 49

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-8676

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-232X


  • This paper analyzes the impact of training on the probability of promotion. Results from the British Household Panel Survey indicate that training increases the probability of promotion of female workers, but
    not that of male workers. In terms of wages, men obtain significant
    returns from (general and specific) training acquired with their current
    employer, while women profit from general training. Overall, results
    suggest that career moves of women are importantly affected by the
    market value of their skills, while those of men fit better a model of
    promotions as providers of incentives.