Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Skill Specificity of Upper-Secondary Training Occupations and the Gender Pay Gap = Berufliche Spezifität und Einkommensunterschiede zwischen Männern und Frauen

Miriam Grønning ; Irene Kriesi ; Stefan Sacchi

In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 2020, p. 1-25

Gender disparities in wages are still fairly large. On average, women earn less than men from the beginning of their careers. This article investigates whether young men and women with vocational education and training receive different returns for occupation-specific and general skills, a topic that has hitherto received little attention. Theoretically, we draw on a culturalist approach, as...