VOLUME IV
AUTUMN 1996

THE OCCUPATIONAL SEGREGATION OF WOMEN AND WAGE DISCRIMINATION
 
PEDRO J. HERNÁNDEZ
Universidad de Murcia
 
This work quantifies the percentage of wage discrimination attributable to the occupational segregation of women. A multiple choice occupational model is estimated. It is shown that women have a higher probability of being in the group made up of unskilled workers and other administrative personal and employees. It is found that wage discrimination is due mainly to intra-occupational wage differentials, although inter-occupational wage differentials are becoming increasingly important.
 
Keywords: wage discrimination, occupational segregation, multiple logit model.

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