The Output Cost of Gender Discrimination: A Model�?Based Macroeconomics Estimate

  title={The Output Cost of Gender Discrimination: A Model�?Based Macroeconomics Estimate},
  author={Tiago Cavalcanti and J. Tavares},
  journal={Macroeconomics: Employment},
  • Tiago Cavalcanti, J. Tavares
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Macroeconomics: Employment
  • Gender-based discrimination is a pervasive and costly phenomenon. To a greater or lesser extent, all economies present a gender wage gap, associated with lower female labor force participation rates and higher fertility. This paper presents a growth model where saving, fertility and labor market participation are endogenously determined, and there is wage discrimination. The model is calibrated to mimic the performance of the U.S. economy, including the gender wage gap and relative female labor… CONTINUE READING
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