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Title:Recent Trends in Occupational Segregation by Gender: A Look Across the Atlantic PDF Logo
Authors:Dolado, Juan José
Felgueroso, Florentino
Jimeno, Juan F.
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 524
Abstract:In this paper, we analyse the recent patterns of occupational segregation by gender in the EU countries vis-?-vis the US. Given the lack of long time-series data on homogeneous LFS data about occupations and educational attainments for male and female workers in EU countries, we use a single cross section corresponding to 1999 as the basis of comparison, hoping to uncover convergence trends by examining whether the EU-Us differentials in gender occupational segregation decline across age cohorts. The main findings of our study are: (i) gender segregation has been declining across age cohorts in the case of female graduates and has remained steady for those with lower educational levels; in particular, the level of segregation for the former group is higher in the EU than in the US; (ii) gender segregation seems to be positively correlated with the share of part-time jobs; and (iii) there is some evidence, albeit a weak one, that the gender wage gap and occupational segregation are positively correlated, particularly when the Scandinavian countries are excluded from the sample.
Subjects:gender occupational segregation
gender wage gaps
part-time jobs
JEL:J16
J71
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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