Research project The aim of this project is to investigate the relationship between gender, on-the-job training and wages.
There are several reasons to expect women to receive less training than men. The traditional hypothesis is that they invest less in their human capital, due to anticipated career interruptions. However, even with the same education, women could be hired in jobs with other skill requirements than men and this may affect their access to training and/or the returns to training. Previous research shows that female-dominated occupations have lower wage levels and it is important to understand if this is due to differences in training. Thus, it is important to investigate how on-the-job training is related to gender segregation both at work and at home. Also, the relationship between gender, training and wages may vary between countries. Here, analyses are carried out for eight European countries, including four Nordic countries.
Finansår , 2009, 2010, 2011
huvudman: Anne Grönlund, Umeå universitet, finansiar: FAS, y2009: 700, y2010: 750, y2011: 800,