The Roots of Low European Employment : Family Culture ?

  title={The Roots of Low European Employment : Family Culture ?},
  author={Yann Algan and Pierre Cahuc},
  • Yann Algan, Pierre Cahuc
  • Published 2005
The Roots of Low European Employment: Family Culture? OECD countries faced largely divergent employment rates during the last decades. But the whole bulk of the cross-national and cross-temporal heterogeneity relies on specific demographic groups: prime-age women and younger and older individuals. This paper argues that family labor supply interactions and cross-country heterogeneity in family culture are key for explaining these stylized facts. First we provide a simple labor supply model in… CONTINUE READING

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