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Social Welfare Losses Due to Occupational Segregation by Gender and Race/Ethnicity in the U.S.: Are There Differences across Regions?

Coral del Rio Otero () and Olga Alonso-Villar

No 1802, Working Papers from Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada

Abstract: Taking into account the well-being losses or gains that each gender-race/ethnicity group has associated with its occupational sorting, this paper explores the social welfare loss that each U.S. large region experiences due to the different circumstances faced by these groups in each regional labor market. To analyze the period 1980–2012 in those terms, we use novel measures that aggregate the well-being losses or gains of the groups consistently with the literature on deprivation. To take into account that disparities among regions may arise from differences in characteristics, this papers uses a propensity score procedure that allows controlling for gender and racial/ethnic composition, immigration profile, educational level, and industrial structure.

Keywords: Occupational segregation; social welfare; gender; race, regions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 D23 J15 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
Date: 2018-02
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