Women's Labor Force Participation and the Dynamics of Tradition
10 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2001
We present a model in which the social norms regarding women's labor force participation (LFP) differ from the norms concerning men's. Assuming that these norms depend on past rates of women LFP creates a gradual increase in women LFP.
Keywords: Women's labor force participation, Tradition, Social norms.
JEL Classification: J16, Z13
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