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Crossing the Tracks? More on Trends in the Training of Male and Female Workers in Great Britain

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  • Jones, Melanie K.

    ()
    (Swansea University)

  • Latreille, Paul L.

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    (University of Sheffield)

  • Sloane, Peter J.

    ()
    (Swansea University)

Abstract

A small number of recent empirical studies for several countries has reported the intriguing finding that the ‘advantage’ previously enjoyed by men in respect of training incidence and reported in earlier work in the literature has been reversed. The present paper explores the sources of the gender differential in training incidence using Labour Force Survey data, updating previous U.K. studies and providing further insights into the above phenomenon. The results suggest that the greater part of the ‘gap’ typically relates to differences in characteristics, among which the most important relate to occupation, industry and sector (public/private).

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1411.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2004
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Publication status: published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2008, 46 (2), 268-282.
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  1. Green, Francis, 1993. "The Determinants of Training of Male and Female Employees in Britain," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 55(1), pages 103-22, February.
  2. Oaxaca, Ronald L. & Ransom, Michael R., 1994. "On discrimination and the decomposition of wage differentials," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 61(1), pages 5-21, March.
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