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1. Hill, Elizabeth T.
Post-school-age Training among Women: A Comparison of Education, On-the-Job and Other Training and Their Effects on Wages
Working Paper, Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto, 1992
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto
Keyword(s): Childbearing; Displaced Homemakers; Family Background; Family Size; High School Completion/Graduates; Human Capital; Parents, Single; Siblings; Teenagers; Well-Being

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Education and training are human capital investments which have powerful effects on productivity and wages. Workers and potential workers often seek education and training while employers frequently provide them, recognizing their effect on productivity. Government training programs for disadvantaged workers attempt to increase the labor market value of those workers in order to raise their incomes. Training programs such as the Displaced Homemaker Program have been established to help women offset their labor market disadvantage. The goal of such programs is usually to help those with few labor market skills, often single mothers heading households which fall below the poverty level. Although an attempt was made in some programs to determine occupational demand and tailor training programs accordingly, little has been done to compare methods of training - education, on-the-job training, and other training. This study uses the NLS Mature Women's Cohort and seeks to determine which women receive training of various types and which method appears to result in the greatest increase in wages. Because training programs to aid disadvantaged workers usually aim at workers who are older than the usual schooling age, the acquisition of post-school-age education and training will be investigated. The NLS Mature Women's Cohort contains 5083 women. In order to select women for whom information was available in 1984, this study includes only women who responded to the survey that year, producing a sample of 3.422 cases. Information on age, race, 1967.
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Hill, Elizabeth T. "Post-school-age Training among Women: A Comparison of Education, On-the-Job and Other Training and Their Effects on Wages." Working Paper, Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto, 1992.