WORKING WITHIN CONFINES: OCCUPATIONAL SEGREGATION BY SEX FOR THREE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
Hugo Ñopo () and
Claudia Piras ()
The IUP Journal of Applied Economics, 2005, vol. IV, issue 3, 50-59
This paper assesses the evolution of occupational segregation by sex using comparable data sets for Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay over the 1989-1997 period. We estimate segregation indices using two-digit occupational categories for the entire employed labor force and also for sub-samples with different levels of educational attainment. Using a re-sampling technique, we estimate standard deviations for our point estimates and test for statistically significant changes over time and across schooling levels. Finally we conduct a random hiring experiment to compare actual changes in the Duncan Index to potential changes had new hiring been random with regard to sex.
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