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Trends in Workforce Training in the UK since 2011 : Thematic Analysis of Data from the Employer Skills Survey

Green, Francis and Henseke, Golo (2015) Trends in Workforce Training in the UK since 2011 : Thematic Analysis of Data from the Employer Skills Survey. [Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Continued training of the labour force is the main pathway to update the skills of the existing workforce, to keep up in ‘the race with technology’ and help ensure economic growth. In this report, we summarize existing research on the longer-term trends in training until 2011 and provide new insights into the patterns and trends since then using the latest data from the Employer Skills Survey (ESS) and other key evidence sources. Trends in training are often described and discussed in terms of training participation. However, training participation can be misleading since it does not capture the large variations in the duration of training and the resulting differences in skill formation. This paper argues that training volume – the average time spent in training activities per worker – is in contrast a better indicator to measure actual skill formation.

Item Type: Report
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 15:32
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 15:32
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