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Efektywność zatrudnieniowa szkolenia osób bezrobotnych w Polsce
Effectiveness of training programs for the unemployed in Poland

Author(s): Jacek Liwiński
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: lifelong learning; vocational training; unemployed; employment efficiency of vocational training; logit model; human capital

Summary/Abstract: Although lifelong learning seems expected within the contemporary labour market, only 1,3% of unemployed Poles participate in non-formal vocational training. Approximately half take part in training programmes organised by local labour offices, whereas the remainder initiate training on their own, which incurs expenses, but otherwise allows a free choice of training. In this paper, employment effectiveness for these two groups is compared on the basis of data from the Polish LFS of 2001–2013. For this purpose a logit model of outflows from unemployment to employment was estimated. The outcomes indicated that results of the two approaches to training differed – those initiated by the local labour office increased the probability of short term employment, whereas action initiated by the unemployed themselves led to similar effects, but mainly in the medium term. Effectiveness of training varied according to the characteristics of the unemployed.

  • Issue Year: 135/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 147-165
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish