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School Schedule and the Gender Pay Gap

Duchini, Emma and Van Effenterre, Clémentine (2022) 'School Schedule and the Gender Pay Gap.' The Journal of Human Resources. 0121-11431R2. ISSN 0022-166X

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Abstract

We provide causal evidence that children’s school schedules contribute to the persistence of the gender pay gap between parents. Historically, French children have had no school on Wednesdays. In 2013, a reform reallocated some classes to Wednesday mornings. Exploiting variations in the application of this reform over time and age of the youngest child, we show that mothers are more likely to adopt a regular Monday-Friday full-time working schedule after the reform, while fathers’ labor supply is unchanged. Consequently, the reform decreased the gender gap in monthly wages by 6 percent, generating welfare benefits that substantially outweigh its costs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: school schedule; gender inequality; female labor supply; child penalty
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2022 13:55
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2022 13:55
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/32646

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