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Title: Macroeconomic costs of gender gaps in a model with household production and entrepreneurship
Author: Cuberes, David
Teignier, Marc
Keywords: Estudis de gènere
Planificació de la producció
Mercat de treball
Gender studies
Production Planning
Labor market
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Series/Report no: [WP E-Eco16/356]
Abstract: This paper examines the quantitative effects of gender gaps in entrepreneurship and workforce participation in an occupational choice model with a household sector. Gender gaps in entrepreneurship affect negatively both income and aggregate productivity, since they reduce the entrepreneurs’ average talent and female labor force participation. We estimate the gender gaps for 37 European countries and we find that gender gaps cause an average market output loss of 11.5% when they are considered constant across talent levels. The loss in total output, which also includes household production, varies between 6.4% and 8.7%, depending on the household productivity parameter.
It is part of: UB Economics – Working Papers, 2016, E16/356
ISSN: 1136-8365
Appears in Collections:UB Economics – Working Papers [ERE]

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