Biology and Gender in the Labor Market

31 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2016

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Deborah A. Cobb-Clark

School of Economics, University of Sydney; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

Can biology help us to better understand gender differences in labor market behavior and outcomes? This chapter reviews the emerging literature which sheds light on this question, considering research in four broad areas: i) behavioral endocrinology; ii) human genetics; iii) neuroeconomics; and iv) sensory functioning and time-space perceptions.

Keywords: gender wage gap, labor market outcomes, human biology, neuroeconomics, behavioral genetics

JEL Classification: J31, A12, Z0

Suggested Citation

Cobb-Clark, Deborah A., Biology and Gender in the Labor Market. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10386. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2879793

Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (Contact Author)

School of Economics, University of Sydney ( email )

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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