Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series, Center for Labor Studies,
Uppsala University, Department of Economics

No 2013:3: Is the persistent gender gap in income and wages due to unequal family responsibilities?

Nikolay Angelov (), Per Johansson () and Erica Lindahl ()
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Nikolay Angelov: Uppsala Center for Labor Studies, Postal: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Per Johansson: Uppsala Center for Labor Studies, Postal: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Erica Lindahl: IFAU, Postal: P.O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden

Abstract: We compare the income and wage trajectories of women in rela- tion to 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 eects of entering parenthood. Our main nding is that 15 years after the rst child was born, the male-female gender gaps in income and wages have increased with 35 and 10 percentage points, respectively. In line with a collective labor supply model, the mag- nitude of these eects depends on relative incomes or wages within the family.

Keywords: Gender gap; Quantile regression; Income; Wages

JEL-codes: C21; D13; J21

39 pages, February 14, 2013

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