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Formation en milieux de travail: la loi du 1% a-t-elle eu l’effet escompté?

Presenter : Benoit Dostie

Date : October 27, 1PM - 2:15PM EST

Where : Online webinar or at QICSS

Registration deadline: October 23

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This webinar is organized in collaboration with the QICSS. You can thus attend online or in person in the office of the QICSS in Montreal (3535 Queen-Mary, office 420). Registration is free but mandatory. The presentation will be in French.

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Reacting to perceived market failures leading to under-optimal levels of firm sponsored training, governments all over the world have stepped in with various policy instruments to alleviate this problem. An important policy question is whether these legislative interventions serve their intended purpose—to raise training levels.

In this webinar, we will review the evidence stemming from a rigorous impact assessment of a natural experiment that took place in the province of Quebec in the mid-1990s which will shed light on the effectiveness of such legislative interventions. In 1995, Quebec introduced the Act to Foster the Development of Manpower Training, requiring that firms devote 1 percent of their payroll toward training. The law was revised in 2004 to exempt medium-sized workplaces from its application. We use this change as a natural experiment to answer two related questions: Did the Quebec training levee increase training levels? How did it affect the portfolio of workplace-training investments?

To answer these questions, we used the Workplace and Employee Survey (WES) to compare training levels in medium-sized workplaces, before and after the reform, to that in smaller and larger workplaces. We also compare relative changes in training intensities to those observed in a neighboring province in which no such reform took place.

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Benoit Dostie is professor at the Institut d'économie appliquée at HEC Montréal and Academic director of the QICSS. 

Online webinar or at QICSS
27 October, 2015
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