Over-education and Gender Occupational Differences in Spain
Resumen: This paper explores the role of over-education in shaping the negative relationship between the education level attained by employees and the fact of working in a gender-dominated occupation, in Spain, a country where the phenomenon of over-education is common. Applying multinomial logit regressions, and controlling for individual and job characteristics, the results confirm the typical finding that having a university degree decreases the odds of working in a gender-dominated occupation. However, this is only true in the case of women when considering long—more than 3 years—university studies. The evidence also suggests that the general spread of over-education in Spain weakens that relationship so that reducing over-education would eventually lead to more uniformity in the gender-distribution of employment across occupations.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-014-0811-7
Año: 2015
Publicado en: Social Indicators Research 124, 3 (2015), 807-833
ISSN: 0303-8300

Factor impacto: 1.38 (2015)
Categ. JCR: SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY rank: 20 / 95 = 0.211 (2015) - Q1 - T1
Categ. JCR: SOCIOLOGY rank: 37 / 142 = 0.261 (2015) - Q2 - T1

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/S13
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/UZ/UZ2012-SOC-03
Tipo y forma: Article (PostPrint)
Área (Departamento): Fundamentos del Análisis Económico (Departamento de Análisis Económico)

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