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Title: The Failure of Human Capital Theory to Explain Occupational Sex Segregation
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1. England, Paula A.
The Failure of Human Capital Theory to Explain Occupational Sex Segregation
Journal of Human Resources 17,3 (Spring 1982): 358-370.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/i301238
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Keyword(s): Discrimination, Sex; Employment, Intermittent; Human Capital Theory; Occupational Segregation; Occupations, Female; Occupations, Male; Sex Roles; Work History

The human capital theory has not provided an explanation of occupational sex segregation that fits the evidence. Findings do not show that women are penalized more for time spent out of the labor force if they choose predominantly female occupations than if they choose predominantly male occupations. The findings contradict the contention of Polachek.
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England, Paula A. "The Failure of Human Capital Theory to Explain Occupational Sex Segregation." Journal of Human Resources 17,3 (Spring 1982): 358-370.