The issues of gender discrimination and segregation in the Italian labour market are analyzed in this paper, with a view to understanding whether the public sector is able to mitigate discriminatory outcomes. Based on the analysis of a sample of graduate workers observed 5 years after their degree, provided by the AlmaLaurea consortium, we find: (i) network-based job search channels are more intensely used by women and in the private sector, even when controlling for public examinations; (ii) vertical segregation in similar across sectors; (iii) women employed in the public sector are characterized by higher job satisfaction; (iv) in an Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition of wage differentials across genders, the share attributable to discrimination in the public sector is lower.

Wage gaps and gender discrimination in the private and public sectors: the case of Italian graduate young workers

CARILLO, Maria Rosaria;SAPIO, Alessandro
2013

Abstract

The issues of gender discrimination and segregation in the Italian labour market are analyzed in this paper, with a view to understanding whether the public sector is able to mitigate discriminatory outcomes. Based on the analysis of a sample of graduate workers observed 5 years after their degree, provided by the AlmaLaurea consortium, we find: (i) network-based job search channels are more intensely used by women and in the private sector, even when controlling for public examinations; (ii) vertical segregation in similar across sectors; (iii) women employed in the public sector are characterized by higher job satisfaction; (iv) in an Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition of wage differentials across genders, the share attributable to discrimination in the public sector is lower.
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