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Working Within Confines: Occupational Segregation By Sex For Three Latin American Countries

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  • Ruthanne Deutsch
  • Andrew Morrison
  • Hugo Nopo
  • Claudia Piras

This paper assesses the evolution of occupational segregation by sex using comparable data sets for Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay over the 1989-1997 period. We estimate segregation indices using two-digit occupational categories for the entire employed labor force and also for sub-samples with different levels of educational attainment. Using a re-sampling technique, we estimate standard deviations for our point estimates and test for statistically significant changes over time and across schooling levels. Finally we conduct a random hiring experiment to compare actual changes in the Duncan Index to potential changes had new hiring been random with regard to sex.

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Article provided by IUP Publications in its journal The IUP Journal of Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): IV (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 50-59

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Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjae:v:04:y:2005:i:3:p:50-59
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