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Dips and Floors in Workplace Training: Gender Differences and Supervisors

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  • Bernd Fitzenberger
  • Grit Muehler

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type="main" xml:id="sjpe12080-abs-0001"> This article provides a detailed decomposition analysis of the gender differences in workplace training throughout the working life with a particular focus on parental leave and supervisors using personnel records from a large German firm. Females obtain less training during the early career, and more at higher age. The timing of the training gap seems to be driven by diverging career paths associated with employment interruptions. However, we find no evidence for catching-up effects after parental leave. Furthermore, including supervisor-fixed effects cannot explain the gender differences in training. The training of both male and female employees is positively associated with the training of the supervisor.

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  • Bernd Fitzenberger & Grit Muehler, 2015. "Dips and Floors in Workplace Training: Gender Differences and Supervisors," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 62(4), pages 400-429, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scotjp:v:62:y:2015:i:4:p:400-429
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    1. Fitzenberger, Bernd & Furdas, Marina & Sajons, Christoph, 2016. "End-of-Year Spending and the Long-Run Employment Effects of Training Programs for the Unemployed," IZA Discussion Papers 10441, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Bublitz, Elisabeth & Boll, Christina, 2016. "Individual determinants of job-related learning and training activities of employees - An exploratory analysis of gender differences," Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145865, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    3. repec:bla:brjirl:v:56:y:2018:i:3:p:503-555 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Christina Boll & Elisabeth Bublitz, 2018. "A Cross‐Country Comparison of Gender Differences in Job‐Related Training: The Role of Working Hours and the Household Context," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 56(3), pages 503-555, September.

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