Occupational sex-composition and earnings : individual and social effects

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Polavieja, Javier G.. Occupational sex-composition and earnings : individual and social effects. 2008
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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 2012-07-11T01:51:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T01:51:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10-17T12:02:32Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/277
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the micro and macro-level factors affecting the empirical association between occupational sex-composition and individual earnings. This is done in two analytical steps using data from the second round of the European Social Survey. In a first step, country-fixed-effects regressions are used to test the extent to which job-specialization, gender attitudes and the relative supply of domestic work can account for the impact of occupational sex-composition on earnings. In accordance with previous research, it is found that all these micro-level variables have a significant effect on the analyzed association, yet only job-specialization can explain it away by itself. In a second analytical step, macro-level interactions are tested under the hypothesis that defamilialization policies reduce the pay-offs of sphere specialization by sex, generating incentives for all types of women to invest in the labor market. Empirical results suggest that gender attitudes and the relative supply of housework are much more loosely associated to earning in social-democratic and former communist societies than in conservative or liberal regimes. This finding is interpreted as consistent with the defamilialization hypothesis.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Rol sexual
dc.subject.other Especialització
dc.subject.other Estat del benestar
dc.title Occupational sex-composition and earnings : individual and social effects
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z

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