Unemployment and men's entrance into female-dominated jobs

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Author: Yavorsky, Jill E.; Dill, Janette


Despite the contraction of many male-dominated occupations, men have made limited progress in entering female-dominated jobs. Using monthly employment histories from the [Survey of Income and Program Participation] SIPP, we examine whether individual economic conditions, such as a period of unemployment, are associated with men subsequently pursuing female-dominated work. Specifically, we ask whether men are more likely to enter female-dominated jobs after unemployment, compared to men who take a new job directly from employment. We find that unemployment significantly increases the odds...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Outcomes; Culture and society; Gender; Career development

Keywords: Unemployment; Labour force participation; Economic factor; Employment pattern; Nontraditional occupation; Perception; Social structure; Wage; Longitudinal data

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, 2020

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Journal title: Social science research

Journal volume: 85

Journal date: 2020

Pages: pp. 1-20

ISSN: 0049-089X

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 139.271

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