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|Title:||Recent Trends in Occupational Segregation by Gender: A Look Across the Atlantic |
|Authors:||Dolado, Juan José|
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
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)|
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