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Biology and Gender in the Labor Market

Deborah Cobb-Clark

No 10386, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Can biology help us to better understand gender differences in labor market behavior and outcomes? This chapter reviews the emerging literature which sheds light on this question, considering research in four broad areas: i) behavioral endocrinology; ii) human genetics; iii) neuroeconomics; and iv) sensory functioning and time-space perceptions.

Keywords: neuroeconomics; human biology; labor market outcomes; behavioral genetics; gender wage gap (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A12 J31 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2016-11
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Published - published in: S. L. Averett, L. M. Argys and S. D. Hoffman (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy, Oxford, 2018, 513–538

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