The Annals of Regional Science

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 281–296 | Cite as

Regional training supply and employees’ training participation

  • Katja Görlitz
  • Sylvi RzepkaEmail author
Original Paper


Using data from the National Educational Panel Study of 2009/2010, this paper investigates the correlation between regional training supply and employees’ training participation. Controlling for other regional factors such as the local unemployment rate, the educational level, the population density and the regional industry composition, the results indicate that training participation is significantly higher in regions with many firms in the training supply market. The predictive power of the other regional factors is rather minor.

JEL Classification

J24 R12 



The authors are grateful to Marcus Tamm for helpful comments and suggestions. We also thank Paula Schneider for excellent research assistance. We further acknowledge financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (TA 829/2-1, GO 2168/1-2). This paper uses data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS): Starting Cohort 6—Adults (Adult Education and Lifelong Learning), doi: 10.5157/NEPS:SC6:1.0.0. The NEPS data collection is part of the Framework Programme for the Promotion of Empirical Educational Research, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and supported by the Federal States. All correspondence to Sylvi Rzepka, RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, All remaining errors are our own.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FU BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.IZABonnGermany
  3. 3.RWI -Leibniz Institute for Economic ResearchEssenGermany
  4. 4.Ruhr-University BochumBochumGermany

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