Female Employment and Occupational Changes in the 1990s: How is the EU Performing Relative to the US?

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dc.contributor.author Dolado, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Felgueroso, Florentino
dc.contributor.author Jimeno, Juan F.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-28T16:37:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-28T16:37:12Z
dc.date.issued 2001-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation European Economic Review, 2001, 45, 4-6, p. 875-889
dc.identifier.issn 0014-2921
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/3264
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a comparison of the incidence and composition of female employment both in the EU and in the US. Despite a significant increase in female labour market participation in the EU, about 50% of the difference between the employment rates in the US and the EU can still be attributed to differences in the educational attainments and the employment rates of women aged 25?54. We highlight the main features of female employment in both areas, paying particular attention to the differences across age cohorts and educational levels. Our main findings are as follows: (i) the educational level of the EU female population is slowly converging to that of the US across age cohorts, (ii) the employment rates of less educated women are much lower in the EU than in the US (with the exceptions of the Scandinavian countries) even for women aged 25?34, and (iii) occupational segregation is lower for the younger highly educated women who seem to be entering more typically male occupations and less typically female occupations, although at a higher rate in the US than in the EU.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights ©Elsevier
dc.subject.other Female employment
dc.subject.other Occupational change
dc.subject.other Occupational gender segregation
dc.title Female Employment and Occupational Changes in the 1990s: How is the EU Performing Relative to the US?
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
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dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0014-2921(01)00114-3
dc.subject.jel J16
dc.subject.jel J21
dc.subject.jel J44
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S0014-2921(01)00114-3
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