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Occupation Segregation: A Defense of Human Capital Predictions

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This article examines worker sorting across occupations in response to the risk of death on the job. We use family structure as a proxy for willingness to trade safety for wages to test the proposition that workers with strong aversion to this risk sort ...

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  • Solomon William Polachek, 1985. "Occupation Segregation: A Defense of Human Capital Predictions," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 20(3), pages 437-440.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:20:y:1985:i:3:p:437-440
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