Occupational Sex Segregation and its Consequences for the (Re-)Production of Gender Inequalities in the German Labour Market

Faculty/Professorship: Longitudinal Education Research  ; Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) 
Author(s): Kleinert, Corinna  ; Bächmann, Ann-Christin ; Leuze, Kathrin; Gatermann, Dörthe; Hägglund, Anna Erika; Rompczyk, Kai
Title of the compilation: Education, Competence Development and Career Trajectories : Analysing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)
Editors: Weinert, Sabine  ; Bloßfeld, Gwendolin  ; Blossfeld, Hans-Peter
Publisher Information: Cham : Springer International Publishing
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 295-317
Edition: 1
ISBN: 978-3-031-27007-9
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-27007-9_13
In Germany, the structuring principle connecting the educational system and the labour market is occupations. In theory, this occupational principle is gender-neutral, because both women and men are channelled into jobs according to the occupations for which they are trained. In practice, however, it means that patterns of occupational sex segregation in the education system are reproduced in the labour market. As a consequence, occupational sex segregation has important consequences for the subsequent employment biographies and life courses of women and men. In this chapter, we study the relevance of occupational sex segregation for the (re-)production of gender inequalities in the German labour market. More specifically, we examine long-term trends in occupational sex segregation, how occupational sex segregation is causally linked to other occupational characteristics, how these occupational characteristics translate into gender inequalities regarding non-monetary labour market outcomes, and how these occupational characteristics affect the gender wage gap.
GND Keywords: Deutschland; Geschlechtliche Arbeitsteilung; Arbeitsmarktsegmentierung
Keywords: Occupational sex segregation, Germany, Gender inequalities, Labour market, Gender wage gap, Changes over time
DDC Classification: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology  
RVK Classification: MS 3050   
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/59156
Release Date: 19. April 2023