Looking inwards: towards a geographically-sensitive approach to occupational sex-segregation

Perales, Francisco and Vidal, Sergi (2012). Looking inwards: towards a geographically-sensitive approach to occupational sex-segregation. In: European Population Conference 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, (). 13-16 June 2012.

Author Perales, Francisco
Vidal, Sergi
Title of paper Looking inwards: towards a geographically-sensitive approach to occupational sex-segregation
Conference name European Population Conference 2012
Conference location Stockholm, Sweden
Conference dates 13-16 June 2012
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In this article we question implicit assumptions in the literature and explore the issue of occupational sex-segregation from a geographical standpoint. First, we examine the degree of variation in patterns of occupational sex-segregation across regions and districts in England and Wales. Specifically, we investigate whether the proportion of workers in each occupation who are women and the Index of Dissimilarity vary across local labour markets, operationalized as Government Office Regions and Local Authority Districts. Second, we explore whether using indicators of occupational feminization calculated from aggregated national-level data biases estimates of the effect of occupational sex-segregation on wages. Results suggest that both occupational feminization and occupational dissimilarity vary widely across regions and districts, that little bias is introduced to estimates of the impact of occupational feminization on wages when indicators of sex-segregation derived at the national level are used, and that such effect varies significantly across districts.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Session 97: Family and gender issues.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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Created: Tue, 04 Jun 2013, 13:48:43 EST by Francisco Paco Perales on behalf of School of Social Science