Gender, Education and Employment
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Gender, Education and Employment

An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions

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
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Chapter 11: Educational Pathways and Gender Differences in Labor Market Entry in France

Yaël Brinbaum and Danièle Trancart


Important progress toward equality between men and women has been made in the European Union, but there are still persistent inequalities linked to gender stereotypes not only in educational choices, cultural norms and the unequal distribution of leisure time in the household but also in gender divisions by business segments and occupations in the labor market (Conseil d'analyse stratégique 2012; Chaintreuil and Epiphane 2013).

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