Parenthood and the Gender Gap in Pay
2016 (English)In: Journal of Labor Economics, ISSN 0734-306X, Vol. 34, no 3, 545-579 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We compare the income and wage trajectories of women to those of their male partners before and after parenthood. Focusing on the within-couple gap allows us to control for both observed and unobserved attributes of the spouse and to estimate both short-and long-term effects of entering parenthood. We find that 15 years after the first child has been born, the male-female gender gaps in income and wages have increased by 32 and 10 percentage points, respectively. In line with a collective labor supply model, the magnitude of these effects depends on counterfactual relative incomes or wages within the family.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 34, no 3, 545-579 p.
Probability Theory and Statistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288361ISI: 000378091200001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-288361DiVA: diva2:923989