Dennis, Wesselbaum (2012): Gender-speci�c Differences in Labor Market Adjustment Patterns: Evidence from the United States.
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Do men and women behave differently while adjusting labor supply over the business cycle? Using data for the United States we show that women are signifi�cantly more likely to adjust along the intensive margin (number of hours), while men adjust more often along the extensive margin (employment). Older, single, and divorced/widowed adjust predominantly along the extensive margin. Our �findings have crucial implications for the design of policy reforms, especially as governments desire to increase female labor force participation while facing demographic challenges.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Gender-speci�c Differences in Labor Market Adjustment Patterns: Evidence from the United States|
|Keywords:||Extensive Margin; Intensive Margin; Male and Female Labor Supply|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations ; Cycles
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J10 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J20 - General
|Depositing User:||Dennis Wesselbaum|
|Date Deposited:||06. Dec 2012 13:40|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 13:03|
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