Occupations and gender – does occupational structure reproduce gender inequalities on the German labour market?

Coverbild: BWP 4/2021
Issue/Year (Volume) 4/2021 (50)
Page(s) 11-15

This article collates current research results relating to the significance of occupational structure for the reproduction of gender inequalities on the German labour market. We begin by presenting long-term gender segregation trends since the 1970s. We then analyse whether and how the gender composition of occupations and associated occupational characteristics of gender inequalities are reproduced in monetary and non-monetary labour market returns.