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

Perales, Francisco and Vidal, Sergi (2013) Looking inwards: towards a geographically sensitive approach to occupational sex segregation. Regional Studies, 49 4: 582-598. doi:10.1080/00343404.2013.786828


Author Perales, Francisco
Vidal, Sergi
Title Looking inwards: towards a geographically sensitive approach to occupational sex segregation
Journal name Regional Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0034-3404
1360-0591
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00343404.2013.786828
Open Access Status
Volume 49
Issue 4
Start page 582
End page 598
Total pages 17
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Perales F. and Vidal S. Looking inwards: towards a geographically sensitive approach to occupational sex segregation, Regional Studies. This article questions implicit assumptions in the literature and explores the issue of occupational sex segregation from a geographical standpoint. Specifically, variation in the gender compositions of occupations, the degree of occupational sex dissimilarity, and the impact of occupational feminization on wages across local labour markets in England and Wales is uncovered and explained. These findings imply that occupational sex segregation and its outcomes are contingent on the local context, that policies aimed at achieving gender equality at work should be channelled through local authorities, and that further research should be devoted to exploring systematically the multiple intersections between geographical space and gender equality at work.
Keyword Britain
Gender
Local labour markets
Occupation
Sex segregation
Wages
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 1 May 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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