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Gender Differences in Money Transfers within the Family. Evidence from Italy

Carmen Aina (), Fernanda Mazzotta and Lavinia Parisi ()

No 133, Working Papers from SEMEQ Department - Faculty of Economics - University of Eastern Piedmont

Abstract: This paper examines the changes of women’s contribution within the family in Italy over time. It uses two sources of data, namely ECHP and IT-Silc. The final goal is to detect whether women become more supportive in the household or not because of a number of factors occurred in the sample period. The contribution of each members within the family is defined as the difference between the personal and the per-capita income. We firstly perform separate estimates by gender and by sub-groups, namely receivers (if their contribution is negative) and givers (if their contribution is positive). Finally, we run a threefold Oaxaca decomposition. The results confirm that the differences between men and women are persistent and mainly due to unexplained factors.

Keywords: Oaxaca decomposition; monetary transfers; gender differences. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C33 D31 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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