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Title:The role of educational choice in occupational gender segregation: evidence from Trinidad and Tobago PDF Logo
Authors:Sookram, Sandra
Strobl, Eric
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3549
Abstract:We analyse the role of educational choice on the degree of occupational segregation in Trinidad and Tobago during a period in which educational policies intent on equating gender opportunities in education were implemented. To this end we utilise waves of the Trinidad and Tobago labour force survey over the period 1991-2004. Our results show that while educational segregation has fallen substantially over our sample period, this has not translated into less occupational segregation. This suggests that the educational policy has not been sufficient to combat occupational segregation. However, results at a more disaggregated level show that experiences have been heterogeneous across educational and occupational groups.
Subjects:Educational choice
occupational segregation
gender
JEL:I21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20080619264
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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