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Does Housework Lower Wages and Why? Evidence for Britain.

Abstract:

Women working full-time in the UK earn on average about 18% per hour less than men (EOC, 2005). Traditional labour economics has focussed on gender differences in human capital to explain the gender wage gap. Although differences in male and female human capital are recognized to derive from different household responsibilities over the life cycle, there is also a lesser-studied and more direct effect of household activities on wages. In a broad economic sense, household activities require ef...

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Mark L. Bryan More by this author
Almudena Sevilla Sanz More by this author
Volume:
331
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:30736143-8282-4163-80c9-5073163d4582
Local pid:
ora:1370
Language:
English

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