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Gender gaps from labor market shocks

Ivandić, Ria and Lassen, Anne Sophie (2023) Gender gaps from labor market shocks. Labour Economics, 83. ISSN 0927-5371

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.labeco.2023.102394


Job loss leads to persistent adverse labor market outcomes, but assessments of gender differences in labor market recovery are lacking. We utilize plant closures in Denmark to estimate gender gaps in labor market outcomes and document that women face an increased risk of unemployment and lose a larger share of their earnings in the two years following job displacement. The majority of the gender gap in unemployment remains after accounting for observable differences in human capital across men and women. In a standard decomposition framework, we document that child care imposes an important barrier to women's labor market recovery regardless of individual characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: : © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 15:51
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 05:39

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