A Cross‐Country Comparison of Gender Differences in Job‐Related Training: The Role of Working Hours and the Household Context

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Christina Boll

Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)

Elisabeth Bublitz

Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)

Date Written: September 2018

Abstract

Theory suggests that in a partnership, the individual with the lower working hours and earnings position should exhibit lower training participation rates. Since women are more likely to match this description, we investigate whether systematic group differences in earnings position and working hours explain gender variation. Across all countries, male workers are unaffected by their earnings position. For female workers in Germany, not Italy or the Netherlands, working part‐time instead of full‐time corresponds with a decrease in course length by 5.5 hours. Regarding German part‐ (full‐)time employed women, single earners train 5.6 (2.9) hours more than secondary earners.

Suggested Citation

Boll, Christina and Bublitz, Elisabeth, A Cross‐Country Comparison of Gender Differences in Job‐Related Training: The Role of Working Hours and the Household Context (September 2018). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 56, Issue 3, pp. 503-555, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3589646 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12299

Christina Boll (Contact Author)

Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) ( email )

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Hamburg, DE Hamburg 20148
Germany

Elisabeth Bublitz

Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) ( email )

Heimhuder Strasse 71
Hamburg, DE Hamburg 20148
Germany

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