Sex Segregation in US Manufacturing
AbstractThis paper studies interplant sex segregation in the US manufacturing industry The study differs from previous work in that we have detailed information on the characteristics of both workers and firms and because we measure segregation in a new and better way We report three main findings First there is a substantial amount of interplant sex segregation in the US manufacturing industry although segregation is far from complete Second we find that female managers tend to work in the same plants as female supervisees even once we control for other plant characteristics And finally we find that interplant segregation can account for a substantial fraction of the male/female wage gap in the manufacturing industry particularly among blue-collar workers
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