Social Indicators Research

, Volume 98, Issue 2, pp 337–362 | Cite as

Gender Segregation in the Spanish Labor Market: An Alternative Approach

  • Coral del Río
  • Olga Alonso-Villar


The aim of this paper is to study occupational segregation by gender in Spain, which is a country where occupational segregation explains a large part of the gender wage gap. As opposed to previous studies, this paper measures not only overall segregation, but also the segregation of several population subgroups. For this purpose, this paper uses new measures recently proposed by Alonso-Villar and Del Río ( Local versus overall segregation measures, Documento de Traballo 0802, Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidade de Vigo, 2008). Moreover, two decompositions of their local segregation curves are proposed, which allows us to go further in the empirical analysis.


Occupational segregation Local segregation curves Gender 



Financial support from the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (grants ECO2008-03484-C02-01/ECON and SEJ2007-67911-C03-01/ECON), and from FEDER is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Economía AplicadaUniversidade de VigoVigoSpain

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