Sex discrimination and occupational segregation in the Australian labour market
Kidd, Michael P. (1993) Sex discrimination and occupational segregation in the Australian labour market. The Economic Record, 69(1), pp. 44-55.
This paper explores the implications of the difference between the occupational distribution for males and females in a joint model determining earnings and occupation. The male/female wage differential is evaluated for a number of broad occupational classifications. This is followed by an evaluation of the role and relative importance of inter-occupational and intra-occupational effects as contributors to the overall male/female wage differential The main conclusion following from the econometric results is that intra-occupational effects dominate Thus, policies which attempt to address the gender wage differential by re-allocation of labour across occupations are unlikely to solve the problem.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Article first published online: 22 OCT 2007|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
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