More than 'mutual information': educational and sectoral gender segregation and their interaction on the Flemish labour market
AbstractWe build on the Information Theory foundations of the Mutual Information Index of Segregation [Mora and Ruiz-Castillo, 2003; Frankel and Volij, 2007] to analyze two horizontal dimensions of gender segregation on the labour market. We provide a novel, three-way additive decomposition of their effects on overall segregation. Using survey data from 41,712 Flemish employees, we .find that choice of study field has a larger effect on overall segregation than sectoral choice. Their mutual interaction is negative, indicating that sectoral segregation, although low, is still partly explained by educational choices.
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- Van Puyenbroeck, Tom & De Bruyne, Karolien & Sels, Luc, 2010. "More than mutual information: educational and sectoral gender segregation and their interaction on the Flemish labour market," Open Access publications from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven urn:hdl:123456789/277091, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
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