Part-Time Work and Employer-Provided Training: Boon to Women and Bane to Men?
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration; Swiss Leading House
University of Zurich - Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies; University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)
Simone N. Tuor Sartore
University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration; University of Zurich - Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies
Swiss Leading House Working Paper No. 58
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: part-time work, training probability
JEL Classification: I21, J16, M53working papers series
Date posted: April 13, 2011
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