Differences in the occupational segregation of disabled and nondisabled women were investigated. A logit model of occupational choice was estimated with data from the 1984 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The dependent variable in the model equaled 1 if the woman was employed in a predominantly male occupation. Independent variables in the model controlled for workers' labor force attachment, health status, and for the demand for labor in predominantly male occupations. The results indicated no significant differences in the occupational segregation of the two groups of women. Disabled women encounter just as much segregation in the labor market as do nondisabled women.
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- Health(social science)