Training participation and gender: analyzing individual barriers across different welfare state regimes


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Author: Massing, Natascha; Gauly, Britta


Lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important in today's societies. Individuals need to develop their skills through training in order to be successfully integrated in the labor market. We use data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to investigate gender differences in training across 12 countries. We analyze participation and perceived barriers to training for women in comparison with men and control for family structure and employment. As institutional framework, we use four different welfare state regimes to show how policies can affect...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Participation; Lifelong learning

Keywords: Adult learning; Barrier; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Canada; Great Britain; United States; Denmark; Norway; Sweden; Greece; Italy; Spain; Europe; North America

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2017

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Journal title: Adult education quarterly

Journal volume: 67

Journal number: 4

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 266-285

ISSN: 0741-7136

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 131.64

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