Market and Home Production: Gender Differences in Brazil
Código: WPE – 168
Several countries had an increase in female labor participation during the twentieth century. Even so, few of them can be proud of the conditions these women faced in it. This paper analyzes the occupational distribution by gender from 1978 to 2007 in Brazil. It shows that women are entering traditional male occupations to a certain extent, but they retain traditionally female occupations almost at the same level of occupation as they did 30 years ago. Also, we provide a regression analysis with an Oaxaca decomposition that shows the decreasing gender wage gap, but its persistent value in the last decade.