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Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination$
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Tito Boeri, Eleonora Patacchini, and Giovanni Peri

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198729853

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.001.0001

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Gender Gaps in Spain: The Role of Children in Career Development

Gender Gaps in Spain: The Role of Children in Career Development

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(p.59) 3 Gender Gaps in Spain: The Role of Children in Career Development
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Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination
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Sara de La Rica

Ainara González de San Román

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.003.0004

Chapter 3 analyzes how the presence of children affects women’s labor market outcomes, relative to men, in particular their hours worked and their use of part-time. Using data on Spain, the chapter finds that the very large use of part-time by women as of 2008 is explained in large part by the presence of children. Another interesting pattern identified is that the gender gap in average wages in the 1990s was mainly a result of family issues (having children penalized woman), whereas by 2008 the average wage gap had increased and it is not explained by family issues but by other potential explanations, such as discrimination, segregation into different jobs, differences in the acquired skills.

Keywords:   family, children, life-cycle, gender gap, labor supply, Spain

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