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Gender, Education and Employment

Gender, Education and Employment

An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions

eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series

Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi and Sandra Buchholz

For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market

Chapter 3: Gendered Labor Market Outcomes at Labor Market Entry and Their Relationship with Country-Specific Characteristics: A Comparative Perspective

Johanna Dämmrich

Subjects: development studies, family and gender policy, education, education policy, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy, education policy, sociology and sociological theory


This chapter presents a comparative analysis of horizontal gender differences and vertical gender inequalities in the first significant job for up to 27 European countries. Comparative research reports a female disadvantage in various gendered labor market outcomes and identified different country-specific characteristics to be related with gendered labor market outcomes for the whole working population (e.g., Charles and Grusky 2004; Mandel and Semyonov 2006; Steinmetz 2012).

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