Training in Europe

35 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2003

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Wiji Arulampalam

University of Warwick - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Alison L. Booth

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Mark L. Bryan

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Date Written: November 2003

Abstract

Using the European Community Household Panel, we investigate gender differences in training participation over the period 1994-1999. We focus on 'lifelong learning', fixed-term contracts, part-time versus full-time work, public/private sector affiliation, educational attainment, and the individual's position in the wage distribution prior to training. Women are typically no less likely than men to train. While there is no significant training-age profile for women, there is a negative profile for men. In several countries there is a negative association between fixed-term contacts and training, particularly for men. In most countries and, for both sexes, training is positively associated with public sector employment, high educational attainment and a high position in the wage distribution.

Keywords: work-related training, gender, fixed term contracts

JEL Classification: J16, J24, J40

Suggested Citation

Arulampalam, Wiji and Booth, Alison L. and Bryan, Mark L., Training in Europe (November 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=473590

Wiji Arulampalam

University of Warwick - Department of Economics ( email )

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Alison L. Booth (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) ( email )

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Germany

Mark L. Bryan

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) ( email )

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