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

  • Melanie K. Jones
  • Paul L. Latreille
  • Peter J. Sloane

A small number of recent empirical studies report the intriguing finding that the 'advantage' in training incidence previously enjoyed by men has been reversed. The present article explores the sources of this gender differential using Labour Force Survey data, updating previous British studies and providing further insights into the above phenomenon. The results suggest that the greater part of the gender 'gap' derives from differences in characteristics, among the most important being occupation, industry and sector. However, the increased training incidence among females over time is not explained by changes in characteristics and suggests preferences for training may have changed. Copyright (c) Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics 2008.

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Article provided by London School of Economics in its journal British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Volume (Year): 46 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
Pages: 268-282

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