M/V-beloningsverschillen naar beroep. Een toets van Bergmanns 'crowding'-hypothese
SamenvattingM/F -wage differentials by occupation. A test of Bergmann's 'crowding'-hypothesis. Summary: The Dutch labour market has been characterised by large wage inequalities between men and women characterise far many years already. According to Bergmann's 'crowding hypothesis'. the concentration of women in a relatively small number of occupations contributes significantly to the existence and persistence of these wage inequalities. The 'crowding of women in a restricted segment of the labour market depresses their wages, and as a result women's wages tend to be lower than men's because men generally have a wider range of opportunities in the labour market. In this article, we test Bergmann's 'crowding'-hypothesis for the Dutch labour market situation. Our analysis shows that the concentration of women in occupations indeed exerts a negative influence on their wages.