Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110175
Authors: 
Bredemeier, Christian
Jüßen, Falko
Winkler, Roland
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8948
Abstract: 
In recessions, predominantly men lose their jobs, which has given rise to the term "man-cessions". We analyze whether fiscal expansions bring men back into jobs. To do so, we estimate vector-autoregressive models and identify the effects of fiscal shocks and non-fiscal shocks on the gender composition of employment. We show that contractionary non-fiscal shocks lead to man-cessions, i.e. employment falls and more strongly so for men. By contrast, an expansionary fiscal shock predominantly raises the employment of women. Taken together, these results imply a trade-off dilemma for policy that seeks to stabilize the level of employment along with its composition.
Subjects: 
employment
gender
fiscal policy
business cycles
JEL: 
E24
E32
J10
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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