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Understanding Factors that Influence Upskilling

  title={Understanding Factors that Influence Upskilling},
  author={Eduardo Laguna-Muggenburg and Monica Bhole and M. Meaney},
We investigate the motivation and means through which individuals expand their skill-set by analyzing a survey of applicants from the Facebook Jobs product. Individuals who report being influenced by their networks or local economy are over 29% more likely to have a postsecondary degree, but peer effects still exist among those who do not acknowledge such influences. Users with postsecondary degrees are more likely to upskill in general, by continuing coursework or applying to higher-skill jobs… Expand

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