An Analysis of Gendered Employment in the Portuguese Tourism Sector
2014 (English)In: Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism, ISSN 1533-2845, E-ISSN 1533-2853, Vol. 13, no 4, 405-429 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Tourism is crucial for the Portuguese economy. But what are the numbers behind tourism employment in Portugal? This article analyzes employment in two tourism characteristic activities, namely accommodation services and travel agencies and tour operators. A matched employer-employee data set is used. Despite having higher levels of education, women are more prevalent in low qualified jobs, while men are more likely to hold executive and management positions. Moreover, women's pay is consistently lower. It is also concluded that the accommodation sector and the travel sector have very distinct characteristics. It is suggested that future studies analyze the sectors in a disaggregated way.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 13, no 4, 405-429 p.
gender, tourism employment, Portugal, accommodation, travel agencies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126000DOI: 10.1080/15332845.2014.888509OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-126000DiVA: diva2:911236