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Occupational Segregation Measures: A Role for Status

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  • Coral del Río
  • Olga Alonso-Villar

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This paper defines local segregation measures which are sensible to status differences among organizational units. So far as we know, this is the first time that status-sensitive segregation measures are offered in a multigroup context by invoking a cardinal measure of status. These measures allow aggregating employment gaps of a target group penalizing its concentration in low-status occupations. They are intended to complement, rather than substitute, previous local segregation measures. The usefulness of these tools is illustrated in the case of occupational segregation by race and ethnicity in the U.S.

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Paper provided by Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada in its series Working Papers with number 1103.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2011
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Handle: RePEc:vig:wpaper:1103

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  1. Olga Alonso-Villar & Coral del Río & Carlos Gradín, 2010. "The extent of occupational segregation in the US: Differences by race, ethnicity, and gender," Working Papers 180, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
  2. Antonio Villar Notario & Carmen Herrero Blanco, 2012. "On the comparison of group performance with categorical data," Working Papers. Serie AD 2012-17, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).

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