GOSAM, Gender Occupational Segregation in the Swiss Apprenticeship Market

Gender occupational segregation is a known phenomenon in the labor market. We investigate whether employers contribute to this segregation by rejecting apprenticehips applicants whose gender differs from that of the typical worker.

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  • Département HESB | Economie
  • Pôle de recherche New Work
  • Champ de recherche Diversity and Inclusion
  • Organisme de financement FNS
  • Durée 01.03.2018 - 28.02.2019
  • Direction du projet Ana Fernandes
  • Équipe du projet Aron Bäriswyl
    Ana Fernandes
    André Scholl
  • Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH Uni Freiburg
  • Mots-clés Labor market discrimination, gender, apprenticeship market

Contexte initial

We will conduct a correspondence test of the Swiss apprenticeship market. With the collected data, we will examine whether girls are more often invited to jobs normally performed by women and, vice-versa, whether boys are more often invited to jobs usually performed by men.


We aim to identify whether or not employers grant apprenticeship positions more often to apprenticeship candidates whose gender matches the prevalent gender in the corresponding occupation.