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The gender-segregated labor market 1990-2010

The gender-segregated labor market 1990-2010

Although the increased proportion of female managers is one of the few bright spots, a study shows that the gender-segregated labor market in the years 1990-2010 is characterised by continuity rather than change. The survey shows that the proportion of women further increases in the public sector, and that the proportion of men go into private sector. The report also concludes that there has been little cohesion between female- and male-heavy industries.

The gender-segregated labor market 1990-2010
The proportion of women declines slowly in the most female-dominated occupations. But in 2010 still 72 per cent of the employees in care, sales and service occupations were women. Photo: iStock.

SINTEF and NTNU have commissioned the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion ascertain to what extent gender division in Norwegian working life has changed from 1990 to 2010.

The issues that summarizes the project was to:

  • Assess the degree of horisontal and vertical gender segregation in the Norwegian labor market in the period 1990-2010.
  • Comparing the degree of horisontal and vertical gender segregation in young and elderly (16-24, 25-29, 55-59, 60 and older) employees in relation to the population as a whole and over time.
  • Comparing the degree of horisontal and vertical gender segregation among immigrants compared to non-immigrants.
Published 27 August 2013
Senior Research Scientist

Project duration

03/01/2011 - 12/01/2012

FACTS ABOUT THE PROJECT

Download the report Det kjønnsdelte arbeidsmarkedet 1990-2010. Kontinuitet eller endring? (In Norwegian, Pdf - 3 Mb)

A paper version of the report can be ordered by email Ansattinfo mangler