Inequalities in the distribution of training in Britain

John Sutherland

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This article examines the inequalities in the distribution of training which exist in Britain. It does so by using a binomial logit regression model to examine training incidence and an ordered logit regression model to examine training intensity. The investigation uses a matched worker–workplace data set with origins in the 2011 Work and Employment Relations Study. Training inequalities are seen to correlate with both the personal characteristics of the individual and the characteristics of the workplace at which he/she is employed, notably age band, pay grade, tenure and the size of the workplace. However, the training premia which have traditionally accrued to males, graduates, those who have permanent contracts of employment and union members appear to be diminishing if not disappearing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469 -491
Number of pages23
JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
Issue number3
Early online date8 Sep 2014
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2016


  • training incidence
  • training inequalities
  • training intensity
  • work and employment relations study
  • training premia
  • skills acquisition


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