TRAINING IN EUROPE

Authors


wiji.arulampalam@warwick.ac.uk

alison.booth@anu.edu.au

markb@essex.ac.uk

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, and educational attainment. 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 and high educational attainment. (JEL: J16, J24, J40)

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