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The demographic transition and the sexual division of labor
Bruno L. S. Falcao

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The demographic transition and the sexual division of labor
Bruno L. S. Falcao, Rodrigo R. Soares.

Published 2007 by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This paper presents a theory where increases in female labor force participation and reductions in the gender wage-gap are generated as part of a single process of demographic transition, characterized by reductions in mortality and fertility. The paper suggests a link between changes in mortality and transformations in the role of women in society that has not been identified before in the literature. Mortality reductions affect the incentives of individuals to invest in human capital and to have children. Particularly, gains in adult longevity reduce fertility, increase investments in market human capital, increase female labor force participation, and reduce the wage differential between men and women. Child mortality reductions, though reducing fertility, do not generate this same pattern of changes. The model reconciles the increase in female labor market participation with the timing of age-specific mortality reductions observed during the demographic transition. It generates changes in fertility, labor market attachment, and the gender wage-gap as part of a single process of social transformation, triggered by reductions in mortality"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.

Edition Notes

Title from PDF file as viewed on 3/22/2007.

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available in print.

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Series
NBER working paper series -- working paper 12838, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 12838.

Classifications

Library of Congress
HB1

The Physical Object

Format
Electronic resource

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17857840M
LC Control Number
2007615076

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