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dc.date.created2014-09-29T10:10:23Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationMastekaasa, Arne Melsom, Anne May . Occupational segregation and gender differences in sickness absence: Evidence from 17 European countries. European Sociological Review. 2014, 30(5), 582-594
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/59354
dc.description.abstractPrevious research indicates that women fare less well than men on a wide range of healthrelated measures, including sickness absence from work. Possible explanations are that women have—on average—less healthy jobs than men, or that they are more vulnerable to job-related stressors. We address these issues using comparative data on 17 European countries from the EU Labour Force Surveys. Employing logistic regression, we find that gender differences in sickness absence tend to increase if we control for up to 147 detailed occupational categories, thus indicating that women are, if anything, in more healthy jobs than men in most countries. We also examine to what extent the gender differences in sickness absence are systematically related to the gender mix of the occupation, e.g. whether women have particularly high sickness absence in occupations that are strongly male dominated. There is a tendency towards smaller gender differences in female-dominated occupations in a few countries, but in most cases the gender difference is of similar magnitude in female-dominated, male-dominated, and gender-balanced occupations. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in European Sociological Review following peer review. The version of record is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcu059en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.titleOccupational segregation and gender differences in sickness absence: Evidence from 17 European countriesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorMastekaasa, Arne
dc.creator.authorMelsom, Anne May
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cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sosiologi/ samfunnsgeografi, Seksjon Sosiologi
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dc.identifier.jtitleEuropean Sociological Review
dc.identifier.volume30
dc.identifier.issue5
dc.identifier.startpage582
dc.identifier.endpage594
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcu059
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-62041
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0266-7215
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/59354/2/OccupationalSegregation7complete.pdf
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