Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69405
Authors: 
Angelov, Nikolay
Johansson, Per-Olov
Lindahl, Erica
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7181
Abstract: 
We compare the income and wage trajectories of women in relation to their male partners before and after parenthood. Focusing on the within-couple gap allows us to control for both observed and unobserved attributes of the spouse and to estimate both short- and long-term effects of entering parenthood. Our main finding is that 15 years after the first child was born, the male-female gender gaps in income and wages have increased with 35 and 10 percentage points, respectively. In line with a collective labor supply model, the magnitude of these effects depends on relative incomes or wages within the family.
Subjects: 
gender gap
quantile regression
income
wages
JEL: 
J21
D13
C21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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