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Gender Segregation in the Labour Market: Concluding Conference

Norway is a country with a high female participation rate in the labor market. Still, women and men work – to a large extent – in different parts of the labor market. This tendency is often referred to as a “gender equality paradox”.  For example, women dominate in the health care sector, while men largely still dominate leading positions in the business sector. How should we understand this? To what extent are the patterns changing or remaining stable over time?

We ask:

  • How can we understand the development and coexistence of equality and segregation in the labour market?
  • How do young boys and girls think about different educational choices?
  • What affects gender differences in career development over the life course?
  • How is it that men outperform women in the labour market, at the same time as girls outperform boys in the educational system?

To discuss these questions we have invited two distinguished international scholars and leading experts. We are delighted to announce the conference keynote speakers:

  • Maria Charles, professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Mary Blair-Loy, professor, University of California, San Diego

The research project Gender Segregation in the Labour Market: Comparative Perspectives and Welfare State Challenges has been carried out at the Institute for Social Research in collaboration with the University of Oslo, Boston University, Wellesley College, UC San Diego and the University of Basel with financial support from the Research Council of Norway’s program for welfare, working life and migration. 

More details about the program and participants will be announced later.

Published July 5, 2019 10:09 AM - Last modified July 5, 2019 10:11 AM