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What Do Educational Credentials Signal and Why Do Employers Value Credentials?
Economics of Education Review Vol. 18, No. 1 pp. 133–141
This paper examines whether employers can infer information about workers' pre-college abilities from the college credentials they acquire and whether employers value the attainment of credentials because credentials signal these abilities. I find...
Does employer-financed general training pay? Evidence from the US Navy
Federico Garcia; Jeremy Arkes; Robert Trost
Economics of Education Review Vol. 21, No. 1 pp. 19–27
Despite Becker's theory that employers pay for workers' firm-specific training only, employer-financed general training is quite common. A possible explanation is that general training reduces turnover, thereby safeguarding investments in firm...