English title: Gender-based Segregation before and after the Great Recession

Author(s): Stephan Humpert -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015


Pooled international survey data is used to analyze occupational segregation in times of the great recession. Observing over 30 European economies and the United States over a time span of 10 years, I present evidence of a somehow surprising crisis effect on gender-based segregation. While all economies differ in their general magnitudes, the economic downturn affects a temporary reduction of segregation in terms of two dissimilarity measures.

Volume: 22

Issue: 4

From page no: 53

To page no: 62

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Theoretical and Applied Economics