Occupation Segregation

Discipline: Economics

Occupation segregation refers to an uneven distribution of male, female, ethnic, racial and religious groups in the labor force.

The most common example is the heavy concentration of women in nursing, retailing, and low-paid office employment.

Also see: crowding hypothesis, dual labor market theory, insider-outsider wage determination, labor market discrimination, non-competing groups, search theory, segmented labor market theory,

J A Jacobs, The Sex Segregation of Occupations and the Career Patterns of Women (Ann Arbor, 1983)


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