Ethnic differences in women's employment: the changing role of qualifications
We pool eight spring QLFS quarters for 1992--5 and 2000--3 to examine female employment changes by ethnic group. We find that employment has significantly increased for all women except Black Caribbean-Other women. We show that qualifications have played an increasingly important role and there has been further polarization between the employment of women with a degree compared to those without. This is especially large for Pakistani-Bangladeshi women. Our decomposition analysis shows that decomposing White-Non-White mean employment differences demonstrates an increase in the unexplained discriminatory component for most ethnic groups. Hence differences in White and Non-White characteristics explain less of the 2000--3 employment differential than in 1993--5. Furthermore, significant unexplained ethnic penalties of up to 60% still exist for South Asian women. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.
Volume (Year): 58 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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