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On why the gender employment gap in Britain has stalled since the early 1990s

Razzu, G., Singleton, C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8247-8830 and Mitchell, M. (2020) On why the gender employment gap in Britain has stalled since the early 1990s. Industrial Relations Journal. ISSN 0019-8692 (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

Using over four decades of British micro data, this paper looks at how the narrowing gender employment gap stalled in the early 1990s. Changes to the structure of employment between and within industry sectors impacted the gap at approximately constant rates throughout the period, and do not account for the stall. Instead, changes to how women's likelihood of paid work was affected by their partners' characteristics explains most of the gap's shift in trend. Increases in women's employment when they had children or achieved higher qualifications continued to narrow the gap even after it had stalled overall.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:92703
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender employment equality; structural change; micro time series dataset; UK labour market; labour supply
Publisher:Wiley

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