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A Study of the Long-Run Substitutability Between Men and Women

  title={A Study of the Long-Run Substitutability Between Men and Women},
  author={Pallab K. Ghosh},
Using a variable elasticity of substitution (VES) framework, this study estimates the long-run elasticity of substitution between US male and female workers, specifically, the slope of the inverse demand curve for male workers relative to female workers. Our 2SLS approach exploits possible exogenous sources of change in state employment induced by national employment growth. We find that the long-run elasticity of substitution between male and female workers is close to 1.7 and show that this… 

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