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What Causes Gender Differences in the Participation and Intensity of Lifelong Learning?

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  • Peter Huber

    (WIFO)

  • Ulrike Huemer

    (WIFO)

Abstract

We use recent advances in the statistical analysis of Oaxaca-Blinder decompositions for non-linear models to analyse the contribution of individual variables to total gender differences in participation and duration of training. Results suggest that effects stemming from the intra-household division of labour contribute significantly to gender differences, but that segregation of the labour market as well as differences in the access to training by tenure, age, occupation, profession and sectors are more important.

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Paper provided by WIFO in its series WIFO Working Papers with number 353.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 10 Dec 2009
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Handle: RePEc:wfo:wpaper:y:2009:i:353

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Keywords: gender differences; training;

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Cited by:
  1. Francisca Bauer & Rudolf Hochholzer & Peter Huber, 2010. "Labour Turnover, Labour Market Density and In-house Training. Preliminary Results of the Vienna Employment and Skilling Monitor," WIFO Working Papers 367, WIFO.
  2. Claudia Burgard, 2012. "Gender Differences in Further Training Participation – The Role of Individuals, Households and Firms," Ruhr Economic Papers 0320, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.

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