New report on occupational segregation in the Highlands

This report commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise highlights the issue of occupational segregation across the Highlands and Islands area. Occupational segregation is explained as the distribution and concentration of people across and within jobs, based on demographic characteristics, most often – gender.

Occupational segregation affects both men and women and is an issue that impacts upon equality and social cohesion as well as economic performance. It is widely recognised that occupational segregation is one of the barriers which prevents women and men from fulfilling their potential in the labour market, and which presents challenges for employers when sourcing the best people for their jobs. This report presents the findings of research, undertaken in 2016, which will be used to inform future policy responses in the highlands and islands area.

Download the report here.

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