What underpins occupational success? Race, access, and reward in professional and managerial jobs in Australia

Borooah, Vani K. and Mangan, John (2007) What underpins occupational success? Race, access, and reward in professional and managerial jobs in Australia. Labour, 21 4-5: 837-869. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9914.2007.00392.x

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Author Borooah, Vani K.
Mangan, John
Title What underpins occupational success? Race, access, and reward in professional and managerial jobs in Australia
Journal name Labour   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1121-7081
1467-9914
Publication date 2007-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2007.00392.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 21
Issue 4-5
Start page 837
End page 869
Total pages 33
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ
Publisher Wiley
Language eng
Subject 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors underpinning occupational success. This is defined, first, in terms of the chances of obtaining professional and managerial jobs and then, having secured such jobs, in terms of the monetary rewards received. The study is based on unit record data from the Australian Census of Population for 2001 and it places particular emphasis on the role of race and ethnicity in determining occupational success. It argues that the role of race in determining labour market advantage in Australia changed significantly between 1996 and 2001. In 1996, being born in Australia, or in one of the old Commonwealth countries, was very important in conferring advantage in the labour market. In 2001, this was no longer a factor. Asian men and women outperformed Australian and (old) Commonwealth born persons, sometimes in terms of access to professional and managerial jobs, sometimes in terms of the rewards attached to such jobs, and sometimes in terms of both access and rewards.
Keyword Occupational success
Managers
Q-Index Code C1

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