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Occupational Mismatch and Moonlighting among Spanish Physicians: Do Couples Matter?

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  • Dolado, Juan J.

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    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Felgueroso, Florentino

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    (Universidad de Oviedo)

Abstract

There are relevant gender differences in the labour-market status of health sciences graduates in Spain: (i) female physicians have lower participation rates than male physicians plus they are subject to higher occupational mismatch, and (ii) moonlighting is more frequent among male physicians. In this paper we investigate whether such differences are related to the monopsonistic features of the labour market of health-care professionals. This provides an interesting case study since, among all university graduates, Spanish physicians are the ones most often coupled to partners with the same educational level and/or same type of studies.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3419.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Publication status: published in: Vázquez, P. (Ed.) La Feminización de las Profesiones Sanitarias, (2010) Fundación BBVA.
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Keywords: moonlighting; mismatch; physicians; monopsony; gender;

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  1. Florentino Felgueroso & Sergi Jiménez Martín, 2009. "The "New Growth Model". How and with Whom?," Working Papers 2009-39, FEDEA.

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