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Labour segregation in the spanish regions from 1996 to 2010


  • Dueñas Fernández , Diego

    () (IAES)

  • Iglesias Fernández , Carlos

    (Universidad de Alcalá)

  • Llorente Heras , Raquel

    (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)


This paper analyzes the evolution of gender segregation in Spanish labour market between 1996 and 2010, with particular emphasis on the different trends Spanish regions. For this purpose, two measures are used: the first one is Karmel and MacLachlan index and the second one uses «segregation curves» and applyes Gini index. The results show a deep heterogeneity in regional segregation, as well as a different gender contribution to explain the evolution of segregation.

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  • Dueñas Fernández , Diego & Iglesias Fernández , Carlos & Llorente Heras , Raquel, 2013. "Labour segregation in the spanish regions from 1996 to 2010," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 27, pages 91-113.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0243

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    Labour market; regions; segregation; gender;

    JEL classification:

    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing


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