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Brain versus Brawn: The Realization of Women's Comparative Advantage

Michelle Rendall

No 926, 2010 Meeting Papers from Society for Economic Dynamics

Abstract: While the empirical results are specific to the United States, the model developed could also be used to study cross-country differences in women's labor market participation. Rogerson (2005) notes that the change in relative employment of women and the aggregate service share (a brain-intensive sector given data evidence) between 1985 and 2000 are highly correlated at 0.82, concluding that countries which added the most jobs to the service sector also closed the employment gap the most.

Date: 2010
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