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Title:Dips and floors in workplace training: Using personnel records to estimate gender differences PDF Logo
Authors:Fitzenberger, Bernd
Muehler, Grit
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 11-023
Abstract:Using personnel records from a single large German firm in the financial industry, this paper provides detailed evidence on the effect of age and the supervisor's gender on gender differences in workplace training, holding constant various workplace characteristics. We implement an age-specific decomposition of the incidence and the duration of training into three terms: an age-specific coefficients effect, an age-specific characteristics effect, and an age composition effect. Our results show that the gender training gap changes with age. Females obtain less training during the early career, and their training occurs at higher age. The timing of the gender training gap seems to be driven by diverging career paths associated with employment interruptions. However, we find no evidence for catching-up effects after parental leave. A decomposition of the training gap including supervisor fixed effects reveals that supervisors do not treat male and female employees differently. Supervisors assign more training to all employees if they themselves participate more in training.
Subjects:training participation
age
gender
company data
JEL:M53
M12
J14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-31680
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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