Get together for the kids

Shelly Lundberg, Robert A. Pollak, 29 October 2013

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The US has experienced dramatic changes in patterns of marriage, cohabitation, and childbearing since 1950. Non-marital births have increased from 4% of all births in 1950 to 41% in 2010, and a majority (52%) of non-marital births now occur within cohabiting unions (Manlove et al. 2010).

Topics: Education, Poverty and income inequality
Tags: fertility, gender wage gap, human capital, marriage

Explaining women’s success: technological change and the skill content of women’s work

Sandra E. Black, Alexandra Spitz-Oener, 1 September 2007

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There is a lively debate as to why the gender wage gap has closed in industrialized countries in recent decades.1 When investigating possible explanations, most research has focused on factors such as education and experience, for which changes have been more favorable for women than for men; increased labor force participation and the changing characteristics of

Topics: Education, Gender
Tags: gender wage gap, skills

Gender equality legislation: will it work?

Manuel F. Bagues, Berta Esteve-Volart, 27 July 2007

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Women and men are not equal in the labour market – not in terms of high-profile jobs or in terms of pay. Since equality of the sexes is considered a fundamental human right in all European nations, many countries are looking for policies that would reduce the gender gap.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: gender equality, gender quotas, gender wage gap, Spain

Gender roles and technological progress

Stefania Albanesi, Claudia Olivetti, 20 July 2007

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Topics: Labour markets
Tags: gender equality, gender wage gap, labour force, motherhood

Increased competition can reduce gender wage gap

Doris Weichselbaumer, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, Martina Zweimüller , 16 July 2007

There has been much debate centred around gender wage differentials and discrimination and one of the key questions to emerge whether competitive markets can bring an end to the unequal market outcomes for men and women or if some form of anti-discrimination law is necessary.

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Topics: Labour markets
Tags: competition, gender wage gap, market orientation

Gender-linked performance differences in competitive environments: evidence from pro tennis

M Daniele Paserman, 26 June 2007

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Recent decades have seen a dramatic increase in female labour force participation rates, and a considerable narrowing of the gender gap in wages.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: gender wage gap

Do gender equality laws help?

Juan Dolado, 12 June 2007

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President Sarkozy´s appointment of seven women, out of sixteen members, in the new French cabinet follows the path initiated by Spanish Prime Minister Rodriguez-Zapatero and Chilean President Michele Bachelet who gave half of the ministries to women. The EU share of female ministers is below 25% with only Finland, France, Spain and Sweden having a share close to 50%.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: affirmative action, gender equality, gender wage gap, Labour Markets

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