Response: Thank you for identifying the problem with this statement. In the context of high occupational gender segregation, FIRE expansion does not increase wages, as productivity is hindered by limited interaction and exchange between women and men workers. These varying effects of control variables across industries highlight the importance of independent models predicting wages separately for FIRE, tech, and retail trade, where such complicated dynamics may be efficiently controlled for.
J Manag Govern. I have added text to pages 27 and 28 discussing why there were differing direct effects of occupational gender segregation on wages in FIRE and tech industries. Reviewers 2 and 3 suggested that I specify how standard errors are calculated, with occupational sex segregation index of dissimilarity in Boston suggesting that standard errors be clustered by labor markets.
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This relationship is illustrated in Fig 3A which plots the predicted coefficient for FIRE sector growth by levels of occupational gender segregation. The proportion of workers in FIRE has risen, but mostly between and Here, I focus on two sectors that have been found in previous literature to be associated with higher wages and economic productivity: finance and technology [ 48 — 52 ].
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Altogether, certain occupations that are still seen as traditionally male or female have not seen any significant change in occupational segregation. King, M. He compared the United States with another 35 developed and underdeveloped countries.
Tobit Regression method was used to explore the factors causing the Occupational Segregation in Pakistan. It shows when one unit increments occur in the segregation index of Blochistan Punjab, Sindh and KPK their segregation index will increase according to said coefficients.
Swanson, A. Results of Tobit Regression. This is clearly not correct, as concentration of the sexes in different occupations does not necessarily mean that either is disadvantaged.
Occupational Gender Segregation by Sector. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the context of such large growth, industry expansion played a more prominent role in wages in tech. As discussed in the text pages 12 and 13 , I use one of the most common measures of segregation, the index of dissimilarity.
Cech EA. Toward a framework for mixed-gender selling teams and the impact of increased female presence on team performance: Thought development and propositions.