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When does gender occupational segregation start? An experimental evaluation of the effects of gender and parental occupation in the apprenticeship labor market

BP2-STS

  • 05.07.2023
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  • Economics of Education Review. - Elsevier BV. - 2023, vol. 95, p. 102399
English The apprenticeship market is the earliest possible entry point into the workforce in developed economies. Since early labor market shocks are likely magnified throughout professional life, avoiding mismatches between talent and occupations – for example due to gender- or status-based discrimination – appears crucial. This experimental study investigates the effects of applicant gender and its interaction with parental occupation on the probability of receiving an invitation to an interview in the Swiss apprenticeship labor market. We find no robust evidence of differential treatment by employers in most cases. Policies aimed at fostering gender equality across occupations should therefore focus on removing gender related educational or cultural barriers influencing occupational choices at young ages.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales et du management
Department
Département d'économie politique
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
License
CC BY
Open access status
hybrid
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/327034
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