Anne Busch, DIW Berlin
Although women and men nowadays are similarly work-oriented and show a comparable human capital accumulation (e.g. concerning education), most women still work in typical "women's jobs" and most men in typical "men's jobs". While there exists much research about consequences of working in gender typical or atypical occupations, only few studies analyze systematically the determinants of the gender specific occupational channelling on the individual level.
With her presentation, Anne Busch tries to fill this gap: The main goal is to analyze empirically the determinants of the gender specific occupational "choices", and to broaden the theoretical view from more classical pre-occupational, preference-oriented theories to institutional and social-psychological as well as organizational approaches.