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dc.contributor.authorKooreman, Peteren_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes gender differences in jobs while in high school. The availability of schoolclass based samples with detailed information on teenage jobs allows for a comparison of thebehavior of boys and girls who are in the same school class, and thus have virtually identicaleducation levels. Even within these highly homogeneous groups, boys earn substantiallymore than girls. The earnings gap cannot be explained by differences in participation ratesand hours of work, nor by gender wage gaps within job types. It is entirely due to the fact thatgirls work more in job types with relatively low wages, in particular babysitting. During theperiod considered, 1984-2001, the gender patterns of jobs while in school largely remainedunchanged.en_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1535en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender differencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordteenage behavioren_US
dc.titleThe Persistent Segregation of Girls into Lower-Paying Jobs while in Schoolen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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