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Gender Differences in Formal On-the-Job Training: Incidence, Duration, and Intensity

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  • Patrick Lee O'Halloran

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This paper explores whether there is a gender gap in the incidence, duration, intensity, and number of events of on-the-job training. Overall, women appear to receive a higher incidence of on-the-job training whereas men receive on-the-job training of longer duration. Including measures intended to capture the extent of labor force attachment and expected tenure fails to reduce the gender gap in the duration of on-the-job training. Therefore, the gender gap in the duration of on-the-job training must be attributed to differences in unobserved worker characteristics that differ by gender or discrimination. Copyright 2008 The Author. Journal compilation 2008 CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd..

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  • Patrick Lee O'Halloran, 2008. "Gender Differences in Formal On-the-Job Training: Incidence, Duration, and Intensity," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 22(4), pages 629-659, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:22:y:2008:i:4:p:629-659
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