Individual rationality versus social eff ects: A case of on-the-job training Cover Image

Racjonalnosc indywidualna a efekty spoleczne: przypadek szkolen w miejscu pracy
Individual rationality versus social eff ects: A case of on-the-job training

Author(s): Barbara Worek
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie we współpracy z Wydawnictwem Naukowym Scholar
Keywords: human development capital, vocational training policy, rational activities, social effects, general skills, pro - fessional skill.

Summary/Abstract: Human capital development constitutes the principal challenge facing the Polish society and economy, mainly in the context of population ageing which will be observed in the present decade. Th e outcomes of recent research and analyses have shown that the level of adult involvement in increasing professional skills in Poland is still too low in relation to the expected needs of the labour market and to the strategic objectives. It is therefore necessary to defi ne the factors determining educational activities of adults, in particular the ones related to the skills required in the labour market. Due to their interdisciplinary character, the problems may be considered from a number of aspects. In the present article an attempt has been made to focus on the circumstances in which rationally acting actors: employers and employees, are inclined to invest in professional skills development; when they might be interested in spending more in training; and how varied institutional factors may aff ect training strategies of employers and employees.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 24+25
  • Page Range: 153-165
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish