Corpus ID: 155459952

The Evolution of the Gender Gap in Industrialized Countries

  title={The Evolution of the Gender Gap in Industrialized Countries},
  author={Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo},
  • Claudia Olivetti, Barbara Petrongolo
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Women in developed economies have made major inroads in labor markets throughout the past century, but remaining gender differences in pay and employment seem remarkably persistent. This paper documents long-run trends in female employment, working hours and relative wages for a wide cross-section of developed economies. It reviews existing work on the factors driving gender convergence, and novel perspectives on remaining gender gaps. The paper finally emphasizes the interplay between gender… CONTINUE READING

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