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Part-time work and employer-provided training: boon to women and bane to men?

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  • Uschi Backes-Gellner

    () (Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich)

  • Yvonne Oswald

    () (Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich)

  • Simone N. Tuor

    () (Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich)

Abstract

Previous studies on employer-provided training have consistently shown a gap in training participation between part-time and full-time workers. This study examines whether the training disadvantage for part-time workers differs by gender. To capture the uncertainty in the firm’s training decision and to factor in heterogeneity among part-time workers, our analysis draws not only on human capital but also on statistical discrimination theory. Our empirical results indicate that gender plays a role in determining part-time/full-time training differences. Whereas for women working part-time or full-time makes only a minor difference, for men working part-time constitutes a serious disadvantage in access to employer-provided training. The results remain consistent among different subsamples.

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  • Uschi Backes-Gellner & Yvonne Oswald & Simone N. Tuor, 2011. "Part-time work and employer-provided training: boon to women and bane to men?," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0058, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW).
  • Handle: RePEc:iso:educat:0058
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    1. Burgard, Claudia, 2012. "Gender Differences in Further Training Participation – The Role of Individuals, Households and Firms," Ruhr Economic Papers 320, RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, University of Duisburg-Essen.
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    3. 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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    Keywords

    employer-provided trainnig; part-time;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Training

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