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Worker mobility, employer-provided general training, and the choice of graduate education

Dora Gicheva

Labour Economics, 2012, vol. 19, issue 2, 232-240

Abstract: This paper links inherent mobility to observed schooling choices. A job search model with graduate education predicts that more mobile workers are more likely to enroll in full-time MBA programs. Adding to the literature on employer-sponsored general training, the model predicts that employers are likely to provide tuition assistance to workers who find quits costly. I use a panel survey of GMAT registrants to test some of the empirical implications of the model. I show that observable measures of job attachment are correlated with the probability of attending part-time and, conditional on part-time attendance, with the likelihood of receiving tuition reimbursement.

Keywords: Job mobility; Employer-provided general training; MBA education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 J32 J62 M53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2011.11.001

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