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Occupational Gender Segregation in Turkey: The Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions

Cigdem Gedikli ()
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Cigdem Gedikli: Swansea University

Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2020, vol. 41, issue 1, No 8, 139 pages

Abstract: Abstract This paper investigated occupational gender segregation and its vertical and horizontal dimensions in Turkey. In order to explore the extent of inequality entailed in occupational gender segregation (measured by the vertical dimension), average pay levels across occupations were used. In addition to the economic inequalities captured by pay, aiming to explore the social inequalities inherent in occupational segregation, Cambridge Social Interaction and Stratification Scale scores across occupations were used. The results showed that the extent of inequality associated with occupational gender segregation was substantial, operating to the detriment of women. Women were more likely to be employed in lower-paid jobs and in occupations that ranked lower across the overall stratification structure, while men remained at an advantaged position in terms of both the pay levels and the positions of the occupations they held in the social hierarchy.

Keywords: Gender; Occupational segregation; Inequality; Pay; Social stratification; Turkey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s10834-019-09656-w

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