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Occupation Segregation: A Defense of Human Capital Predictions

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  • Solomon William Polachek

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This article examines worker sorting across occupations in response to the risk of death on the job. We use family structure as a proxy for willingness to trade safety for wages to test the proposition that workers with strong aversion to this risk sort ...

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

Volume (Year): 20 (1985)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 437-440

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:20:y:1985:i:3:p:437-440

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  1. Zuleika Ferré & Máximo Rossi, 2002. "Segregación ocupacional de la mujer en el mercado de trabajo del Uruguay (1986-1997)," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0502, Department of Economics - dECON.
  2. Carlsson, Magnus & Rooth, Dan-Olof, 2008. "An Experimental Study of Sex Segregation in the Swedish Labour Market: Is Discrimination the Explanation?," IZA Discussion Papers 3811, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Thomas DeLeire & Helen Levy, 2001. "Gender, Occupation Choice and the Risk of Death at Work," Working Papers 0122, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.
  4. Hansen, Jörgen & Wahlberg, Roger, 2000. "Occupational Gender Composition and Wages in Sweden," IZA Discussion Papers 217, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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