Gender Segregation in Employment Contracts

@article{Petrongolo2004GenderSI,
  title={Gender Segregation in Employment Contracts},
  author={Barbara Petrongolo},
  journal={CEPR Discussion Paper Series},
  year={2004}
}
This paper presents evidence on gender segregation in employment contracts in 15 E.U. countries, using microdata from the ECHPS. Women are overrepresented in part-time jobs in all countries considered, but while in northern Europe such allocation roughly reflects women's preferences and their need to combine work with child care, in southern Europe part-time jobs are often involuntary and provide significantly lower job satisfaction than full-time ones. Women are also overrepresented in fixed… 
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