Where to Work? The Role of the Household in Explaining Gender Differences in Labour Market Outcomes

33 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2006

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Ralitza D. Dimova

Brunel University London - Economics and Finance; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Ira N. Gang

Rutgers University - Economics Department; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

John Landon-Lane

Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway - Faculty of Arts and Sciences-New Brunswick/Piscataway - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 2006

Abstract

With the use of panel data constructed from the 1995 and 1997 Bulgarian Integrated Household Surveys, this paper explores the sectoral reallocation of labour by gender. In Bulgaria, men and women started the transition on an almost equal standing, allowing us to concentrate our attention on the impact of individual and household characteristics in explaining gender differences in the labour market. We find that household characteristics, rather than alternative explanations such as differences in individual characteristics or pure gender discrimination, better explain the observed gender differences in labour market outcomes.

Keywords: employment, mobility, gender, household

JEL Classification: J21, J23, J31, J62, P2

Suggested Citation

Dimova, Ralitza D. and Gang, Ira N. and Landon-Lane, John, Where to Work? The Role of the Household in Explaining Gender Differences in Labour Market Outcomes (December 2006). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2476, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=950925

Ralitza D. Dimova

Brunel University London - Economics and Finance ( email )

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John Landon-Lane

Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway - Faculty of Arts and Sciences-New Brunswick/Piscataway - Department of Economics ( email )

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