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The Intergenerational Transfer of the Employment Gender Gap

Velkommen til åpent seminar onsdag 18. desember på HHUiS. Venke Furre Haaland presenterer sin artikkel "The Intergenerational Transfer of the Employment Gender Gap".

Tid: Onsdag 18. desember kl 11:30-12:30

Sted: Handelshøgskolen ved UiS, Ellen & Axel Lunds hus, rom H-125

Tittel: Title: The Intergenerational Transfer of the Employment Gender Gap

Despite well-documented convergence during the later years of the 20th century, labor market attachment remains markedly higher for men than for women. The current paper employs rich longitudinal registry data to investigate the intergenerational transfer of the gender gap in employment.

We explore the extent that family- and community-level characteristics, measured in childhood, differentially predict employment for adult Norwegian men and women. Drawing on theories pertaining to the importance of information, skills and gender norms transfer, our empirical analysis demonstrates that a parsimonious set of family- and community-level characteristics can explain a substantial part of the gender gap.

These results suggest that female employment is constrained by the intergenerational transfer of beliefs and expectations about family and work.

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