Family Stability and Labor Market Gender Convergence
Ola Honningdal Grytten
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics
University of Agder - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
May 11, 2009
NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 4/2009
The present paper examines the historical development in the structure of the family in terms of marriage, divorce, fertility and labor 1886-2007 in order to map quantitative changes. The paper draws new information from novel Norwegian data. Along with the changing family relations we also quantify the closing of the gender gap by converging trends for both labor participation rates and wages. The paper concludes that there is a clear correspondence between gender convergence in the labor market and less stable family relations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29working papers series
Date posted: February 20, 2010
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