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Explaining the gender gaps in unemployment across OECD countries

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Keywords
  • D13 - Household Production And Intrahousehold Allocation
  • J65 - Unemployment Insurance
  • Severance Pay
  • Plant Closings
  • E21 - Consumption
  • Saving
  • Wealth
Disciplines
  • Economics

Abstract

There is substantial heterogeneity in the gender gaps in unemployment across OECD countries. We incorporate labor market conditions, moral hazard and home production into a quantitative model of unemployment. The model can explain most of the gender gaps in unemployment across the OECD countries. We �find that each component is quantitatively important to match the gender gaps in unemployment.

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