Journal of Population Economics

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 219–233 | Cite as

Training and job mobility among young workers in the United States

  • Jonathan R. Veum


Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth from 1987 to 1992, the determinants of training and the impact of training on job turnover are examined for young private sector workers in the United States. It is found that the receipt of company training is positively correlated with education, ability, and prior tenure at the job. The results provide only limited evidence that company training reduces turnover. There is substantial evidence, however, that training which is not financed by employers increases job mobility. The results imply that training plays an important role in the job search and job matching process among young workers.

JEL classification: J24, J41, J63

Key words: Training labor mobility 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan R. Veum
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  1. 1.US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Suite 4945, Washington DC 20212, USA (Fax: (202) 606-4602, e-mail:

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