Women in Blue: Structural and Individual Determinants of Sex Segregation in Blue-Collar Occupations

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dc.contributor.author Torre Fernández, Margarita
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-01T16:21:57Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-01T16:21:57Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Torre, M. (2019). Women in Blue: Structural and Individual Determinants of Sex Segregation in Blue-Collar Occupations. Gender & Society,33 (3), pp. 410-438.
dc.identifier.issn 0891-2432
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34515
dc.description.abstract The number of women occupying male-dominated blue-collar jobs continues to be very low. This study examines segregation in the blue-collar trades, taking into consideration both structural and individual factors. Using nationally representative data for 25 countries, the study shows that segregation in the blue-collar sector does not vary with the strength of vocational education and training programs. At the individual level, findings reveal higher degrees of social reproduction among working-class families, but parental background alone does not fully account for the gender composition of the sector in which children end up working. Overall, the findings point to the existence of a socializing mechanism that entrenches horizontal segregation in the blue-collar sector. The study indicates that to reduce segregation in the blue-collar fields, policies must address this prior mechanism, both at the structural and individual level.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.rights © 2019 The Author
dc.subject.other Sex segregation
dc.subject.other Blue-collar jobs
dc.subject.other Male-dominated occupations
dc.subject.other Vocational education and training
dc.subject.other Family background
dc.subject.other Gender
dc.subject.other Gender revolution
dc.subject.other Work
dc.subject.other Devaluation
dc.subject.other Inequality
dc.subject.other Mobility
dc.subject.other Choices
dc.subject.other Trends
dc.subject.other Uneven
dc.subject.other State
dc.subject.other Field
dc.title Women in Blue: Structural and Individual Determinants of Sex Segregation in Blue-Collar Occupations
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0891243219830974
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 410
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 438
dc.identifier.publicationtitle GENDER & SOCIETY
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 33
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000023659
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
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