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Training in Europe
We establish some stylised facts about the extent and determinants of work-related training in European Union (EU) countries, and show how these differ across men and women, using the first six waves of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), a large-scale comparative survey collected annually since 1994. We investigate gender differences within and across EU countries in training participation, using decomposition analysis. We focus on: access to 'lifelong learning', fixed-term contracts, public / private sector affiliation, educational attainment, the individual’s position in the wage distribution prior to training and part-time versus full-time work. We find that, overall, women are no less likely than men to undertake training and considerably more likely to train in four countries. The differing effects of characteristics and ‘returns’ can explain the gaps. There is no significant training-age profile for women and a strong 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.
Arulampalam, Wiji, Booth, Alison L., Bryan, Mark L. (2003) 'Training in Europe', EPUNet-2003 Conference: the conference of the European Panel Users Network: 3-5 July 2003, Colchester,
Wiji Arulampalam, Alison L. Booth, Mark L. Bryan
Countries included
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom
ECHP Waves
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Institutions Involved
Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex
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