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Occupational Segregation by Gender and Race

  • By: Travis Scott Lowe
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

Occupational segregation, broadly defined, is the differential distribution of social groups across occupations. These social groups tend to be demarcated by ascribed traits such as sex and race. For example, most construction workers and engineers are men, whereas the ...

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