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An Analysis of Gendered Employment  in the Portuguese Tourism Sector
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000 0002 7946 7185
University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.
University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.
University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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2014. Vol. 13, no 4, 405-429 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, tourism employment, Portugal, accommodation, travel agencies
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Work Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126000DOI: 10.1080/15332845.2014.888509OAI: diva2:911236
Available from: 2016-03-11 Created: 2016-03-11 Last updated: 2016-03-22

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