The Effect of occupational sex-composition on earnings: job-specialisation, sex-role attitudes and the division of domestic-labour in Spain

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Polavieja, Javier G.. The Effect of occupational sex-composition on earnings: job-specialisation, sex-role attitudes and the division of domestic-labour in Spain. 2007
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dc.contributor.author Polavieja, Javier G.
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T01:51:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T01:51:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-29T17:17:53Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/271
dc.description.abstract Important theoretical controversies remain unresolved in the literatire on occupational sex-segregation and the gender wage-gap. A useful way of summarising these controversies is viewing them as a debate between - cultural -socialisation. The paper discusses these theories in detail and carries out a preliminary test of the relative explanatory performance of some of their most consequential predictions. This is done by drawing on the Spanish sample of the second wave of the European Social Survey, ESS. The empirical analysis of ESS data illustrates the notable analytical pay-offs that can stem from using rich individual-level indicators, but also exemplifies the statistical llimitations generated by small sample size and high rates of non-response. Empirical results should, therefore, be taken as preliminary. They seem to suggest that the effect of occupational sex-segregation on wages could be explicable by workers' sex-role attitutes, their relative input in domestic production and the job-specific human capital requirements of their jobs. Of these three factors, job-specialisation seeems clearly the most important one.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 18
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/
dc.subject.other Dones -- Treball
dc.subject.other Discriminació sexual en el treball
dc.subject.other Dones -- Retorn al mercat de treball
dc.title The Effect of occupational sex-composition on earnings: job-specialisation, sex-role attitudes and the division of domestic-labour in Spain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z


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