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Gender Inequalities and Labour Market Inclusion. An Integrated Approach to Vocational Training in Piedmont

Greta Falavigna, Elena Ragazzi () and Lisa Sella

Politica economica, 2015, issue 1, 97-120

Abstract: In the field of public policies there is a lot of interest in vocational training issues, because of spillovers in the labour market as well as on quality of life. Reports by the European Commission show that women are disadvantaged subjects in the labour market but, at the same time, they are more ambitious and achieve best results from an educational point of view. This paper aims to analyse Piedmont Region data on vocational training policies, focusing on the role of women in the labour market. The data refer to subjects who completed training courses in 2011 and our analysis is based on interviews, in order to evaluate the effects of training on the medium-term employment outcomes of trainees. A control sample is selected so as to evaluate the effect of training, with a specific focus on women. Probit models and average marginal effects (AMEs) allow estimating the net impact of training in the labour market. The results suggest that the employment gap between men and women is completely bridged in trainees, also when considering qualitative aspects of employment.

Keywords: vocational training; inequality; gender studies; professional integration; labour market. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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