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dc.contributor.authorde la Rica, Saraen_US
dc.contributor.authorDolado, Juan Joséen_US
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Peñalosa, Ceciliaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:35:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:35:21Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008062528en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35250-
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers a simple model of self-fulfilling expectations that leads to a multiple equilibrium of gender gaps in wages and participation rates. Rather than resorting to moral hazard problems related to unobservable effort, like in most of the related literature, our model fully relies on statistical discrimination. If firms believe that women will quit their jobs more often than equally productive men when shocks affecting household chores take place, our model predicts that this belief will increase the wage gap in favour of men which, in turn, will exacerbate lower female participation in the labour market. Hence, both effects lead to a gendered equilibrium with large gaps, even though an ungendered equilibrium with no gaps is feasible. We examine the effects of gender-based and gender-neutral subsidies and find that the latter are more effective in removing the gendered equilibrium. Empirical analysis based on a time use survey for Spain is provided to test some implications of the model.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3553en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.keywordGender gapsen_US
dc.subject.keywordself-fulfilling expectationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender policiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordtime-use surveysen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwMeinungen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSpanienen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleOn gender gaps and self-fulfilling expectations: theory, policies and some empirical evidenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571633838en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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