publication . Preprint . 1992

Gender Segregation Small Firms

Kenneth R Troske; William J Carrington;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 1992
Abstract
This paper studies interfirm gender segregation in a unique sample of small employers. We focus on small firms because previous research on interfirm segregation has studied only large firms and because it is easier to link the demographic characteristics of employers and employees in small firms. This latter feature permits an assessment of the role of employer discrimination in creating gender segregation. Our first finding is that interfirm segregation is prevalent among small employers. Indeed men and women rarely work in fully integrated firms. Our second finding is that the education and gender of the business owner strongly influence the gender compositio...
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free text keywords: CES,economic,research,micro,data,microdata,chief,economist
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