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Gender differences in the effect of monetary policy on employment: The case of nine OECD countries

Eva Sierminska and Yelena Takhtamanova

No 2008-04, IRISS Working Paper Series from IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD

Abstract: In many countries, the focus of monetary policy is increasingly shifting to low and stable inflation as it provides many benefits to the economy. However, there is evidence that costs of inflation reduction are inequitably distributed by gender in developing countries. This paper addresses employment costs of inflation reduction in developed countries. Using quarterly data for 1980-2006, we examine gender and country differences in the effects of interest rate on employment in nine OECD countries. We look at total employment, as well as employment dis-aggregated by three sectors: agriculture, industry and services. We find that the link between monetary policy instruments (short-term interest rates) and employment in the industrial countries under investigation is neither strong nor varies by gender.

Keywords: employment; IS curve; interest rates; monetary policy inflation; compensation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E40 E50 J20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 44 pages
Date: 2008-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-lab, nep-mac and nep-mon
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