Part-time work and employer-provided training: boon to women and bane to men?
Yvonne Oswald and
Simone Tuor Sartore
No 58, Economics of Education Working Paper Series from University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW)
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.
Keywords: employer-provided trainnig; part-time (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J16 M53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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