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Interpretation Problems with Changes in Indices based on Categorizations

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  • Paul Frijters

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    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

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In this paper it is argued that occupational and organizational codes maximizethe correspondence between activities and easily observable characteristics atthe time of their development. Over time the codes become less relevant, leadingto the false impression that the segregation of individuals is declining.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 00-031/3.

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Date of creation: 12 Apr 2000
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  1. Carrington, William J & Troske, Kenneth R, 1997. "On Measuring Segregation in Samples with Small Units," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association, vol. 15(4), pages 402-09, October.
  2. Francine Blau & Patricia Simpson & Deborah Anderson, 1998. "Continuing Progress? Trends in Occupational Segregation in the United States over the 1970s and 1980s," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(3), pages 29-71.
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