Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2010.493140
Title: The determinants of training participation in Singapore
Authors: Thangavelu, S.M. 
Haoming, L. 
Cheolsung, P. 
Heng, A.B.
Wong, J.
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Source: Thangavelu, S.M., Haoming, L., Cheolsung, P., Heng, A.B., Wong, J. (2011-12). The determinants of training participation in Singapore. Applied Economics 43 (29) : 4641-4649. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2010.493140
Abstract: This article uses the Singapore Labour Force survey data to examine the determinants of workers' participation in training programmes in Singapore. The results show that different socio-demographic and employment related characteristics affect the training participation of workers. Well-educated and better paid workers are much more likely to participate in training programmes than others. Age has a positive impact on training participation for younger workers (under 37 years), but a negative effect on older workers' participation. The results also indicate that occupational affiliations have a significant impact on training participation. We also find that married workers seem to be less likely to participate in training programmes, but the difference between married and single is only significant at the 10% level. Finally, gender does not have any significant effect at any conventional level although the coefficient on the female dummy is positive, suggesting females might be slightly more likely to participate in training programmes. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: Applied Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52124
ISSN: 00036846
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2010.493140
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