Gender employment discrimination : Greece and the United Kingdom
Livanos, Ilias, Yalkin, Çagri and Nuñez, Imanol. (2009) Gender employment discrimination : Greece and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Manpower, Vol.30 (No.8). pp. 815-834. ISSN 0143-7720
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01437720911004443
Purpose: This study examines the factors affecting the labour market status of females in Greece and the UK respectively, and also attempts to explore what accounts for the differences in the employment status between males and females. In particular, the study assesses whether these differences can be explained by employees’ endowments or by discrimination in the labour market.
Methodology-Approach: Labour Force Survey (LFS) data are used to examine the impact of observable characteristics on female labour market participation,unemployment and self-employment through the use of logit models. An extension of
the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique is used to estimate the gender employment discrimination gap.
Findings: Clear evidence of gender differences was found in both countries, although differences are substantially larger in the case of Greece. Evidence of female
employment discrimination was also found in both labour markets.
Originality/Value: The paper explores the factors affecting the labour market situation of females, and for the first time, assesses the level of gender employment
discrimination in Greece and the UK analysing the differences on the unemployment rates of males and females.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Discrimination in employment, Women -- Employment -- Greece, Women -- Employment -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Manpower|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Page Range:||pp. 815-834|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Spain. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC)|
|Grant number:||SEC2007-67737-C03-02/ECON (MEC)|
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