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Occupational Sex Segregation--Increasing or Decreasing?

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  • Karmel, T
  • Maclachlan, M

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Contrary to previous findings, the new index of sex segregation derived in this study suggests that sex segregation in the Australian workforce has been increasing. A decomposition of this new index indicates that the main reason for the increase is the increasing share of employment held by females. The decomposition also considers a number of aspects of occupations including growth rates, skill levels, and gender domination. Copyright 1988 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • Karmel, T & Maclachlan, M, 1988. "Occupational Sex Segregation--Increasing or Decreasing?," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 64(186), pages 187-195, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:64:y:1988:i:186:p:187-95
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