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Factors Affecting Female Employment in Male-Dominated Occupations

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Dr.. Mohammad Ashraf, Professor of Economics (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: This article investigates the effects of age, marital status, number of children, and education on the probability of female presence in traditionally male-dominated occupations using the PUMS 1990 and PUMS 2000 data. The results indicate that being married with husband present decreases the probability of female presence in traditionally male-dominated occupations, whereas college education has changed from having a positive effect in the 1990 data to a negative effect in the 2000 data. The analysis also finds that there are significant regional variations with regard to the effects of these factors.

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Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Women Employees, Women's Labor, Marital Status, Education, Domestic Relations, Husbands, Married People, Regions