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Occupational segregation measures

Working Paper 2010-167


This paper extends recent local segregation measures by incorporating status differences across occupations. These new measures are intended to be used to assess, from a normative point of view, the segregation of a target group. They seem appropriate to complement, rather than substitute, other measures by quantifying how things change when taking into account the status of occupations. The usefulness of these tools is shown in the case of occupational segregation of immigrants and natives in Spain.

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Keywords: Segregation measures, occupations, status.
JEL: D63, J15, J16, J71.