EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

An algorithm to reduce the occupational space in gender segregation studies

Neus Herranz, Ricardo Mora Villarrubia () and Javier Ruiz-Castillo ()

UC3M Working papers. Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía

Abstract: This paper presents an algorithm based on the bootstrap to select an admissible aggregation level, that is, the minimum number of occupational categories which yield a gender segregation value which is not significantly smaller than that obtained from the large number of occupational categories usually available in any data set. The approach is illustrated using Labor Force Survey data for Spain for the comparison of gender segregation in 1977 and 1992, as well as 1994 and 2000. To measure gender segregation, an additively decomposable segregation index based in the entropy concept is used. Despite a substantial simplification in the size of the occupation's space, the decrease in the segregation index is very small and not significant, regardless of the year. Consequently, intertemporal changes in gender segregation can be studied using a greatly reduced classification of occupations that permits an easier interpretation of results.

Date: 2003-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cmp and nep-ecm
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://e-archivo.uc3m.es/bitstream/handle/10016/283/we031402.pdf?sequence=1 (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: An algorithm to reduce the occupational space in gender segregation studies (2005) Downloads
Journal Article: An algorithm to reduce the occupational space in gender segregation studies (2005) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cte:werepe:we031402

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in UC3M Working papers. Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ana Poveda ().

 
Page updated 2022-08-19
Handle: RePEc:cte:werepe:we031402