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

Uschi Backes-Gellner, Yvonne Oswald and Simone Tuor Sartore

No 58, Economics of Education Working Paper Series from University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW)

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.

Keywords: employer-provided trainnig; part-time (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J16 M53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-hme and nep-lab
Date: 2011-03
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