publication . Research . 2011

Determinants of Occupational Gender Segregation : Work Values and Gender (A)Typical Occupational Preferences of Adolescents

Busch, Anne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The study examines micro-level determinants of the occupational gender segregation, analyzing work values and their effects on gender (a)typical occupational preferences of adolescents. Human capital theory assumes that women develop higher preferences for a good work/life balance in youth, whereas men develop higher extrinsic work values. Socialization theory predicts that female adolescents form higher preferences for social work content. This gender typicality in work values is expected to affect preferences for gender typical occupations. Additionally, parental gender role models are explored as important determinants for the development of gender (a)typical...
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free text keywords: 300, preferences, work values, human capital, adolescents, socialization, supply-side theories, Occupational gender segregation
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