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History helps us understand gender differences in the labour market

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Abstract: Over the past century, the proportion of women in paid work has tripled in many high-income countries. This is one of the biggest societal and economic changes in the labour market in modern times, but significant gender differences remain. It was first in the 1980s that a researcher adopted a comprehensive approach to explaining the source of these differences. Claudia Goldin’s research has given us new and often surprising insights into women’s historical and contemporary roles in the labour market.

Keywords: Gender in labor markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J70 J71 J78 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 7 pages
Date: 2023-10-09
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