Occupational characteristics, occupational sex segregation, and family migration decisions

Perales, Francisco and Vidal, Sergi (2013) Occupational characteristics, occupational sex segregation, and family migration decisions. Population, Space and Place, 19 5: 487-504. doi:10.1002/psp.1727

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Author Perales, Francisco
Vidal, Sergi
Title Occupational characteristics, occupational sex segregation, and family migration decisions
Journal name Population, Space and Place   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1544-8444
Publication date 2013-09
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/psp.1727
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 5
Start page 487
End page 504
Total pages 18
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines the effects of occupational characteristics on family migration within Britain. For the first time in the literature, we explicitly theorise and later test the impact of the sex composition of husbands' and wives' occupations on mobility decisions. The empirical analysis consists of panel regression models estimated on dyadic couple-level information from the British Household Panel Survey combined with occupational-level data from the UK Labour Force Survey. Results suggest that some occupational characteristics are significantly associated with family migration, whereas occupational sex segregation has limited impact. Although working in female-dominated occupations is related to a lower propensity to become a lead mover and a higher propensity to become a tied mover, these associations are mediated by the socio-economic and occupational characteristics of the spouses.
Keyword Occupations
Sex segregation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published September/October 2013. Article first published online 31 July 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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