Training in Europe
AbstractUsing the European Community Household Panel, we investigate gender differences in training participation over the period 1994-1999. We focus on ‘lifelong learning’, fixed-term contracts, part-time versus full-time work, public/private sector affiliation, educational attainment, and the individual’s position in the wage distribution prior to training. Women are typically no less likely than men to train. While there is no significant training-age profile for women, there is a negative profile for men. In several countries there is a negative association between fixed-term contacts and training, particularly for men. In most countries and, for both sexes, training is positively associated with public sector employment, high educational attainment and a high position in the wage distribution.
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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2003
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Publication status: published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2004, 2 (2/3), 346-360
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- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
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- NEP-EEC-2003-12-14 (European Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2003-12-14 (Labour Economics)
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