This paper reviews European policy towards occupational segregation and the gender earnings gap in the light of some basic stylised facts. Using three sources of comparable data for European countries it shows that (i) segregation associates positively with female employment; (ii) redistribution of female employment between occupations towards the male pattern has low and contradictory effect on the gender gap whereas within-occupation redistribution up the hierarchical ladder has some significant impact; and (iii) dispersion of earnings associates negatively with the gender gap. It is argued that these facts may imply trade-offs when de-segregation, closing of the gender gap and high female employment are simultaneously pursued

Bettio, F. (2002). THe Pros and Cons of Occupational Gender Segregation in Europe. CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY, 28, Supplement, S65-S84.

THe Pros and Cons of Occupational Gender Segregation in Europe.

BETTIO, FRANCESCA
2002

Abstract

This paper reviews European policy towards occupational segregation and the gender earnings gap in the light of some basic stylised facts. Using three sources of comparable data for European countries it shows that (i) segregation associates positively with female employment; (ii) redistribution of female employment between occupations towards the male pattern has low and contradictory effect on the gender gap whereas within-occupation redistribution up the hierarchical ladder has some significant impact; and (iii) dispersion of earnings associates negatively with the gender gap. It is argued that these facts may imply trade-offs when de-segregation, closing of the gender gap and high female employment are simultaneously pursued
Bettio, F. (2002). THe Pros and Cons of Occupational Gender Segregation in Europe. CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY, 28, Supplement, S65-S84.
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