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Occupational Segregation and the Gender Earnings Gap

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  • Zveglich Jr., J.E.
  • van der Meulen Rodgers, Y.

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This study develops a framework for decomposing the gender earnings gap into across-occupation factors. The framework provides more comprehensive information on occupational segregation and the earnings gap than previous studies. The across-occupation effect encompasses differences between male and female employment distributions across occupations, and the associated market returns to these occupations.

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  • Zveglich Jr., J.E. & van der Meulen Rodgers, Y., 1999. "Occupational Segregation and the Gender Earnings Gap," Papers 21, Asian Development Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:asdbed:21
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    Keywords

    GENDER ; INCOME ; WAGES;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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