A Re-Assessment of Common Theoretical Approaches to Explain Gender Differences in Continuing Training Participation

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dc.contributor.author DIECKHOFF, Martina
dc.contributor.author STEIBER, Nadia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-23T13:07:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-23T13:07:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2011, 49, Issue Supplement s1, s135-s157 en
dc.identifier.issn 0007-1080
dc.identifier.issn 1467-8543
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/20577
dc.description.abstract It is often argued that gender differences in access to continuing training are a central cause of persisting gender inequalities in occupational attainment. Yet existing empirical work has presented rather mixed evidence regarding a potential sex gap in training participation. In this article, we carry out an empirical test of the central theoretical models commonly used to explain gender differences in continuing training participation. Using the European Social Survey, we find that male employees are more likely to train than their female colleagues, controlling for worker, firm and job characteristics, with some tentative evidence for differences across countries. Common theoretical approaches to understanding gender differences in continuing skill investment to some degree explain men's training incidence, while they largely fail to predict that of women. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title A Re-Assessment of Common Theoretical Approaches to Explain Gender Differences in Continuing Training Participation en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2010.00824.x


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