Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163047
Authors: 
Gradín, Carlos
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/89
Abstract: 
We extend the conventional framework for measuring segregation to consider stratification of occupations by gender, i.e. when women or men are predominantly segregated into low-paying jobs. For this, we propose to use concentration curves and indices. Our empirical analysis using this approach shows that the decline over time in occupational gender segregation in the US has been accompanied by a deeper, longer reduction in gender stratification. We further investigate the role of workers' characteristics, showing that gender differences cannot explain the levels of segregation/stratification in any year. However, changes over time for each gender do help to explain their trends.
Subjects: 
gender inequality
low-paying occupations
occupational segregation
stratification
JEL: 
J16
J42
J71
J82
O51
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-313-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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