Gender Differences in Employer Supported Training and Education
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Journal of Vocational Behavior
This article reports on a study that examined the difference in training and development opportunities for men and women in a group of MBA students employed in a variety of occupations, industries, and organisations in the USA. Specifically the study sought to identify any gender difference in employer support for education and training, and the factors related to any such gender differences. Initially, findings indicated that women received less corporate support for training and development. However, when factors such as organisation size, number of working hours each week, and work experience, were considered, no gender differences in employer support for training and education were apparent.