oa South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - Occupational segregation of work and income disparities among South African women

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-8812
  • E-ISSN: 2222-3436



Despite the increase in the number of women participating in the South African labour market in recent years, little progress has been made in removing wage disparities, eradicating women's marginality in the labour market, reassessing women's work or changing the traditional occupational ghettos of women. Not only does the South African labour market exhibit anomalies in respect of the gender composition of occupations, there are substantial differences by race. A good barometer of determining the extent, to which men and women undertake different types of jobs, is to analyse the percentage of male and female workers per occupational category.

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