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Introduction. [Special Issue: WOMEN AND WAGES]

Abstract:

The movement of mothers, including those with young children, into paid employment outside the home has been one of the defining economic and social developments of recent decades. Further expansion is endorsed in the EU's Lisbon targets for enhancing the performance of the European economy, identifying low female participation as a major source of the US-EU employment gap. But this development brings its challenges. Women still provide most of the care for children (and other dependants) oft...

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10.1093/oep/gpn039

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Journal:
Oxford Economic Papers
Volume:
61
Issue:
S1 (Special Issue: WOMEN AND WAGES)
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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uuid:76217e2f-93a2-4999-92d8-a6b8b94d6a6a
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14349
Language:
English

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