General Human Capital and Employee Mobility: How Tuition Reimbursement Increases Retention through Sorting and Participation

  title={General Human Capital and Employee Mobility: How Tuition Reimbursement Increases Retention through Sorting and Participation},
  author={C. Manchester},
  journal={Industrial \& Labor Relations Review},
  pages={951 - 974}
  • C. Manchester
  • Published 2012
  • Business
  • Industrial & Labor Relations Review
Using administrative data from a large establishment that implemented a tuition reimbursement program, the author examines the relative importance of two channels by which these employer-sponsored general training programs increase employee retention. The first channel operates through the type of workers that sort into firms with tuition reimbursement programs versus firms without a program. The second channel is the direct effect on retention due to employees participating in the program. In… Expand

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