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Gender differences in workplace choices under crisis conditions

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Gender differences in workplace choices under crisis conditions

Author: Domínguez Villalobos, Lilia - Brown, Flor Physical Description: p. 79-98; tabls. Date: December 2013 ECLAC symbol: LC/G.2597-P


Working from home is an option that differs from other forms of employment. This
type of employment is driven not only by globalization and outsourcing, but also by
unequal gender relationships within the home. Two multi-logistic regressions were
used to determine how the distribution of in-home working arrangements differs by
sex and by male/female age range, level of education, marital status and degree of
urbanization of the place of residence. The results suggest that these characteristics
have a differential influence on men's and women's employment decisions. The
results also indicate that the crisis had a strong impact on the employment levels of
home-based workers, especially male homeworkers, at the same time that it boosted
employment in the services sector.