The role of gender in employment polarization

@inproceedings{Cerina2017TheRO,
  title={The role of gender in employment polarization},
  author={Fabio Cerina and Alessio Del Moro and Michelle Petersen Rendall},
  year={2017}
}
We document that U.S. employment polarization in the 1980-2008 period is largely generated by women. Female employment shares increase both at the bottom and at the top of the skill distribution, generating the typical U-shape polarization graph, while male employment shares decrease in a more similar fashion along the whole skill distribution. We show that a canonical model of skill-biased technological change augmented with a gender dimension, an endogenous market/home labor choice and a… CONTINUE READING

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