Osnat Lifshitz

Osnat Lifshitz
Tel Aviv University | TAU

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The gender education gap has undergone a transition in the post-war period, from favoring men to favoring women. As a result, in 30% of young American couples, the wife is more educated than the husband. These “married down” women display substantially higher employment rates, relative to women with husbands with the same or higher level of educati...
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Changing social norms, as reflected in the interactions between spouses, are hypothesized to affect the employment rates of married women. A model is built in order to estimate this effect, in which the employment of married men and women is the outcome of an internal household game. The type of the household game is exogenously determined as eithe...
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Using March CPS data, we investigate married women's labor supply behavior from 1965 to 2011. We find that the female's relative position in education within the household is an important determinant in the decision to undertake employment, even after accounting for husband's wage. These findings hold up under all the alternative specifications con...
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The increase in female employment and participation rates is one of the most dramatic economic changes to have taken place during the last century. However, while the employment rate of married women more than doubled during the last fifty years, that of unmarried women remained almost constant. In order to empirically analyze these trends we divid...
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This paper examines the influence of the family structure on the labor supply of husband and wife, using the formulation of a dynamic search model, assuming two types of family - modern and conservative. The conservative families follow the classical approach, where the family is a patriarchal institution, the head of the family is the husband who...

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