occupational gender segregation

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Definition

Actual dominance of one sex in a particular occupation – or in relative terms, that is to say, the higher share of one sex relative to the expected share. 

See also: vertical segregation; horizontal segregation

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Based on European Commission (2014). A New Method to Understand Occupational Gender Segregation in European Labour Markets. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/files/documents/150119_segre...

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1304