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The Effect of Public Sector Employment on Women's Labour Market Outcomes


Brindusa Anghel


Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA)

Sara De la Rica


Universidad del Pais Vasco; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Juan Jose Dolado


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

July 2011

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8468

Abstract:     
This paper addresses the role played by Public Sector (PS) employment across different OECD labour markets in explaining: (i) gender differences regarding occupational choices in either PS or private sector, and (ii) subsequent changes in female labour market outcomes. To do so, we provide some empirical evidence about cross-country gender differences in choice of employment in the PS vs. the private sector using the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), in the light of several theories about patterns of gender behaviour in the labour market. We also analyze the main determinants of the hourly wage gaps across these two sectors for males and females separately. Finally, we document the main stylized facts about gender differences in labour market transitions of workers among inactivity, unemployment, working in the PS and working in the private sector.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 63

Keywords: Gender gaps, Labour market transitions, Public sector employment

JEL Classification: J16, J31, J45

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Date posted: July 20, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Anghel, Brindusa and de la Rica, Sara and Dolado, Juan Jose, The Effect of Public Sector Employment on Women's Labour Market Outcomes (July 2011). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8468. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1889991

Contact Information

Brindusa Anghel (Contact Author)
Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA) ( email )
Jorge Juan 46
Madrid, 28001
Spain
Sara De la Rica
Universidad del Pais Vasco ( email )
Barrio Sarriena s/n
Leioa, Bizkaia, Bizkaia 48940 Leio
Spain
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Juan Jose Dolado
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics ( email )
Calle Madrid 126
Getafe, 28903
Spain
+34 91 624 9300 (Phone)
+34 91 624 9313 (Fax)
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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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Bonn, D-53072
Germany
CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)
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Munich, DE-81679
Germany
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