Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227306
Authors: 
Meekes, Jordy
Hassink, Wolter
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13779
Abstract: 
We study whether women and men cope with job loss differently. We use 2006-2017 Dutch administrative monthly microdata and a quasi-experimental design involving job displacement because of firm bankruptcy. We find that displaced women are more likely than displaced men to take up a flexible job with limited working hours and short commutes. However, displaced women experience longer unemployment durations and comparable hourly wage losses. Displaced expectant mothers experience relatively high losses in employment and working hours. Our findings suggest that the costs of job flexibility for displaced female workers come through longer unemployment instead of higher losses in wages.
Subjects: 
job loss
gender
job flexibility
working hours
commute
household
pregnancy
JEL: 
J16
J22
J31
J32
J6
R2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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