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Persistence of Occupational Segregation: the Role of the Intergenerational Transmission of Preferences

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  • Luisa Escriche
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    This article provides an explanation of the evolution and persistence of the women's segregation in jobs with less on-the-job training opportunities within the framework of an overlapping generations model with intergenerational transmission of preferences. 'Job-priority' and 'family-priority' preferences are considered. Firms' policy and the distribution of women's preferences are endogenously and simultaneously determined in the long run. The results show though the gender gap in training will diminish, it will also persist over time. This is because both types of women's preferences coexist at the steady state due to the socialisation effort of parents to preserve their own cultural values. Copyright 2007 The Author(s). Journal compilation Royal Economic Society 2007.

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    Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 117 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 520 (04)
    Pages: 837-857

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    Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:117:y:2007:i:520:p:837-857

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    1. Hiller, Victor, 2011. "Work organization, preferences dynamics and the industrialization process," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 55(7), pages 1007-1025.
    2. Veronika V. Eberharter, 2012. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Occupational Preferences, Segregation, and Wage Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Three Countries," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 506, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
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    4. Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez & Roberto Velez-Grajales, 2013. "Female labour supply and intergenerational preference formation: Evidence for Mexico," Serie documentos de trabajo del Centro de Estudios Económicos 2013-06, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos.
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