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Title:Women and work: What role do social norms play? PDF Logo
Authors:Tolciu, Andreia
Zierahn, Ulrich
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Joint discussion paper series in economics 09-2010
Abstract:Against the background of the current economic research which concentrates particularly on individual and structural factors, this paper examines if and to what extent social norms (in terms of attitudes towards gender roles and work commitment) can make a complementary statement in explaining women's employment status. The impact is presumed to be enhanced through norms shared by people belonging to the same households, through norms shared by people belonging to the same households, The analysis relies on a rich German dataset and employs a zero inflated negative binomial model. The results highlight the importance of 'relevant others' in explaining women's employment status.
Subjects:women's employment status
households and families
social norms
zero inflated negative binominal model
JEL:A13
C35
J16
J21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:MAGKS Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Universität Marburg

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