Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research

2014 Edition
| Editors: Alex C. Michalos


  • Martina DieckhoffEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_3045



The focus here is on job-related continuing education and training, which the OECD has defined as follows: “job-related continuing education and training refers to all organised, systematic education and training activities in which people take part in order to obtain knowledge and/or learn new skills for a current or a future job, to increase earnings, to improve job and/or career opportunities in a current or another field and generally to improve their opportunities for advancement and promotion” (OECD, 2002:369). In empirical practice, however, the definition and measurement of continuing education and training varies substantially across surveys, making the comparison of different research on labor market outcomes of training difficult if they did not draw on the same data source (e.g., Kuckulenz, 2006).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Unit Skill Formation and Labor MarketsSocial Science Research CenterBerlinGermany