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Part-Time Employment—Boon to Women but Bane to Men? New Insights on Employer-Provided Training

Uschi Backes-Gellner, Yvonne Oswald () and Simone Tuor Sartore

Kyklos, 2014, vol. 67, issue 4, 463-481

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Although previous literature has found substantial differences between female and male workers in almost all labor market outcomes, the question of whether training participation differs between female and male part-time workers has been neglected. This article provides a novel examination of whether the part-time training gap is gender-dependent. Using a Swiss dataset, we find that men engaged in part-time employment suffer from a serious training disadvantage in comparison to men working full-time and that this effect is not found for women. Thus, in countries where part-time participation levels differ significantly between men and women, part-time employment is a “bane” to men but not to women. Women, however, “pay the price” merely by virtue of being female.

Date: 2014
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