Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69492
Authors: 
Blau, Francine D.
Kahn, Lawrence M.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7140
Abstract: 
In 1990, the US had the sixth highest female labor participation rate among 22 OECD countries. By 2010, its rank had fallen to 17th. We find that the expansion of family-friendly policies including parental leave and part-time work entitlements in other OECD countries explains 28-29% of the decrease in US women's labor force participation relative to these other countries. However, these policies also appear to encourage part-time work and employment in lower level positions: US women are more likely than women in other countries to have full time jobs and to work as managers or professionals.
Subjects: 
gender
labor supply
JEL: 
J16
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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