Tag Archives: female labor supply

Peer effects! Peer effects everywhere! Whether you are shopping, working, leaving the nest…

Does the social environment influence what individuals buy? Are mothers more likely to work when other women in the neighborhood have a job? Do young people choose to continue living with their parents because their friends also do? If so, … Continue reading

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How female labor supply is influenced by working neighbors and retired grandmothers

Over the last century, female labor participation has increased in almost all developed countries. The availability of child care and increased contraceptive access along with other institutional, cultural and policy changes have made it easier for women to reconcile family … Continue reading

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Women’s labor supply during the crisis: Sinem Ayhan wins CBRT research prize

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) has granted the “2015 Research Award” to IZA Research Associate Sinem Ayhan for her paper “Evidence of Added Worker Effect from the 2008 Economic Crisis” (IZA DP No. 8937). Based on … Continue reading

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Addressing demographic challenges: RIETI and IZA World of Labor Policy Symposium in Tokyo

The Tokyo-based Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and IZA World of Labor joined forces to discuss international evidence and the policy implications for Japan’s demographic challenges in the Policy Symposium “Reforming Labor Market Institutions to Promote Elderly … Continue reading

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American women respond to immigration inflows by having more children

The hot debate about President Obama’s immigration reform shows that many Americans still view immigrants as taking jobs away from natives – while in fact quite the opposite can be true: In a recent IZA Discussion Paper, Delia Furtado shows that … Continue reading

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Living with a stranger: The “Retired Husband Syndrome” in Japan

Retirement is not just a major turning point in the life of a working man, but it often affects his entire family – and not in a good way. Many wives suffer from headaches, sleeplessness and other symptoms of anxiety or … Continue reading

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Award-winning paper: How “the Pill” reduced the gender wage gap

At the traditional IZA reception during the Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA), held in Philadelphia in January 2014, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann and Research Director Corrado Giulietti presented the 2013 IZA Young Labor Economist Award … Continue reading

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