Additively Decomposable Segregation Indexes . the Case of Gender Segregation by Occupations and Human Capital Levels in Spain *

@inproceedings{Mora2003AdditivelyDS,
  title={Additively Decomposable Segregation Indexes . the Case of Gender Segregation by Occupations and Human Capital Levels in Spain *},
  author={Ricardo Mora and Javier Ruiz-Castillo},
  year={2003}
}
Building upon the ideas first exposed by Theil and Finizza (1971) and Fuchs (1975), this paper presents an additively decomposable segregation index based on the entropy concept used in information theory. For any pair of classification variables in a given year, the index is decomposed into a between-group and a withingroup term. To analyze intertemporal changes in gender segregation for a given partition, the index is decomposed into two terms that capture, respectively, gender composition… CONTINUE READING

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