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Title:Occupational mismatch and moonlighting among Spanish physicians: do couples matter? PDF Logo
Authors:Dolado, Juan José
Felgueroso, Florentino
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3419
Abstract:There are relevant gender differences in the labour-market status of health sciences graduates in Spain: (i) female physicians have lower participation rates than male physicians plus they are subject to higher occupational mismatch, and (ii) moonlighting is more frequent among male physicians. In this paper we investigate whether such differences are related to the monopsonistic features of the labour market of health-care professionals. This provides an interesting case study since, among all university graduates, Spanish physicians are the ones most often coupled to partners with the same educational level and/or same type of studies.
Subjects:Monopsony
physicians
mismatch
moonlighting
gender
JEL:J42
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008040147
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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