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Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1958–1981


  • Randy P. Albelda


Studies of occupational segregation by gender reveal little change since 1958. By disaggregating annual data for 1958–81 by race as well as gender, however, the author shows that although white women's occupational distribution has remained stable relative to white men's, nonwhite women's distribution has changed dramatically, particularly relative to white women's. Regression analysis examines structural economic changes, relative educational attainment, and the business cycle as determinants of changes in the occupational distribution over the period 1962–81.

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  • Randy P. Albelda, 1986. "Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1958–1981," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 39(3), pages 404-411, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:ilrrev:v:39:y:1986:i:3:p:404-411

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    1. Gonzalez P. & Watts, M. J., 1996. "Measuring gender wage differentials and job segregation," ILO Working Papers 993139143402676, International Labour Organization.
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