By Solomon W. Polachek,Konstantinos Tatsiramos,Klaus F. Zimmermann

for many international locations, women's hard work strength participation and hours of labor has risen whereas men's have fallen. Concomitantly, men's and women's wages and occupational buildings were converging. This quantity comprises new and cutting edge learn on concerns on the topic of gender convergence within the hard work industry. subject matters contain styles in lifetime paintings, profits and human capital funding, the gender salary hole, gender complementarities, profession development, the gender composition of most sensible administration and the position of parental go away guidelines. one of the questions spoke back are: Do the degrees of and returns to human capital swap over the past 50 years within the US? Can the shorter fecundity horizon for women (a organic constraint) clarify the department of work in the house and the ensuing salary hole? Does skill-biased technological swap desire women's wages greater than men's? Do care quarter jobs incur a salary penalty? What impression does this have on enterprise and worker results? Does the glass-ceiling confronted by way of girls in most sensible administration relate to fertility and parental depart regulations and having teenagers? and eventually, are women and men enhances or substitutes within the hard work market?

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