EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Gender-based occupational segregation: a bit string approach

Joana Passinhas and Tanya Araújo

No 2021/0192, Working Papers REM from ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, REM, Universidade de Lisboa

Abstract: The systematic differences of gender representation across occupations, gender-based occupational segregation, has been suggested as one of the most important determinants of the still existing gender wage gap. Despite some signs of a decreasing trend, there is evidence that occupational gendered segregation is persistent even though gender dierences in human capital variables have been disappearing. Using an agent-based model we provide a framework that introduces discriminatory behavior based on labour market theories of discrimination where workers and firms can exhibit gendered preferences. The introduction of discriminatory behavior transforms the otherwise random dynamics of occupational choice into a persistent gender-based occupational segregation consistent with empirical evidence.

Date: 2021-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-gen, nep-hme and nep-isf
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://rem.rc.iseg.ulisboa.pt/wps/pdf/REM_WP_0192_2021.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
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:ise:remwps:wp01922021

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers REM from ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, REM, Universidade de Lisboa ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, REM, R. Miguel Lupi, 20, LISBON, PORTUGAL.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sandra Araújo ().

 
Page updated 2024-02-19
Handle: RePEc:ise:remwps:wp01922021