publication . Article . 2003

Size and Causes of the Occupational Gender Wage-gap in the Netherlands

Ruijter, Judith M. P. de; Doorne-Huiskes, Anneke van; Schippers, Joop J.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2003 Journal: European Sociological Review, volume 19, pages 345-360 (issn: 0266-7215, eissn: 1468-2672, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Research from the United States consistently shows that female-dominated occupations generally yield lower wages than male-dominated occupations. Using detailed occupational data, this study analyses the size andcauses of this occupational genderwage-gap in the Dutch labourmarket using multi-levelmodelling techniques.The analyses showthat bothmen andwomen earn lowerwages if they are employed in female-dominated occupations. This especially indicates the signi¢cance of gender inWestern labour markets, since overall levels of wage inequality are relatively small in the Netherlands compared to, for example, the United Kingdom and the United States. Di¡erences in re...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Educational inequality, Human capital, Occupational prestige, Economics, Wage, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Wage inequality, Labour economics
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publication . Article . 2003

Size and Causes of the Occupational Gender Wage-gap in the Netherlands

Ruijter, Judith M. P. de; Doorne-Huiskes, Anneke van; Schippers, Joop J.;