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What drives the gender pay gap?

The earnings differential between men and women is a recurring topic in academic research and policy debates. While the gender pay gap is sometimes interpreted as a blatant sign of discrimination that calls for stricter equal pay legislation, the story … Continue reading

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Pocket money and part-time job: Do parents tax their children?

Young adults who are still living with their parents and still in compulsory education finance their independent consumption using either parental transfers (pocket money), or by working part-time. Parents care about their own and their children’s consumption, but also about … Continue reading

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Do we have to be afraid of the future world of work?

The current public debate in many developed countries about the future of paid employment is characterized by strong feelings of uncertainty. Studies emphasizing the potentially deep and severe impact of globalization and automation have nourished fears of significant job destruction … Continue reading

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Flexible working hours improve job satisfaction

Temporal and locational flexibility (TLF) is an important element in current policy debates about working conditions and the combination of work and private life. More flexibility provides employees with a greater scope to reconcile their professional, private, and family lives. … Continue reading

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Do family-friendly policies hamper women’s careers?

Over the past 20 years, female labor participation in the U.S. has decreased remarkably relative to other Western countries: In 1990, the US had the sixth highest female labor participation rate among 22 OECD countries. By 2010, its rank had … Continue reading

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