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The Impacts of Firms' Technology Choice on the Gender Differences in Wage and Time Allocation: A Cross-Country Analysis

Shirai, Daichi and Nagamachi, Kohei and Eguchi, Naotaka (2012): The Impacts of Firms' Technology Choice on the Gender Differences in Wage and Time Allocation: A Cross-Country Analysis.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impacts of firm technology choice on cross-country variations in gender gaps---particularly those variations in the wages and time devoted to home production. For this purpose, we construct a general equilibrium model that includes firm technology choice and home production. The numerical results reveal that the cross-country variations in both the wage and time gender gaps are substantially affected by technology choice---which suggests the persistence of the gender gap---and that a convergence in the technology choice across countries does not imply smaller cross-country variations in all gender gap--related measures.

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