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Occupational Segregation in the Highlands and Islands

Occupational segregation is the distribution and concentration of men and women in different kinds of jobs/occupations (horizontal segregation) or at different levels/grades (vertical segregation). It is widely accepted as an indicator of inequality, being a barrier that prevents both men and women from fulfilling their potential in the labour market and narrowing the recruitment pool available to employers. Occupational segregation impacts on social cohesion as well as economic performance, and therefore is a key issue that must be addressed. 

This research explores the nature and extent of occupational segregation across and within the Highlands and Islands, and identifies barriers to equal participation in the economy. In addition to the regional report and executive summary, six individual reports are available to provide an overview of occupational segregation in each of the local authority areas within the Highlands and Islands.

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Occupational segregation in the Highlands and Islands - Argyll and Bute
Published 07 Mar 2017
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Occupational segregation in the Highlands and Islands - Eilean Siar
Published 07 Mar 2017
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Occupational segregation in the Highlands and Islands - Executive Summary
Published 07 Mar 2017
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Occupational segregation in the Highlands and Islands - Highland
Published 07 Mar 2017
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Occupational segregation in the Highlands and Islands - Moray
Published 07 Mar 2017
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Occupational segregation in the Highlands and Islands - Orkney
Published 07 Mar 2017
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Occupational segregation in the Highlands and Islands - Report
Published 07 Mar 2017
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Occupational segregation in the Highlands and Islands - Shetland
Published 07 Mar 2017
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