Family Stability and Labor Market Gender Convergence

29 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2010

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Ola Honningdal Grytten

Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi / Department of Economics Norges Handelshøyskole / Norwegian School of Economics

John A. Hunnes

University of Agder - School of Business and Law

Date Written: May 11, 2009

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Grytten, Ola Honningdal and Hunnes, John Arngrim, Family Stability and Labor Market Gender Convergence (May 11, 2009). NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 4/2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1554810 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1554810

Ola Honningdal Grytten (Contact Author)

Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi / Department of Economics Norges Handelshøyskole / Norwegian School of Economics ( email )

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John Arngrim Hunnes

University of Agder - School of Business and Law ( email )

Norway
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