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Where to Work? Gender Differences in Labor Market Outcomes during Economic Crisis

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  • Ralitza Dimova

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  • Ira N. Gang

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    (Osteuropa-Institut, Regensburg (Institut for East European Studies))

  • John Landon-Lane

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Abstract

In Central and Eastern European women started the process of transition from socialist to market economies with a status quo that differed markedly from women in both de-veloped western and traditional developing economies. They enjoyed an equal or higher level of education than men, virtually no unemployment, only temporary labor force departures, lavish maternity and child related benefits. Using panel data constructed from the 1995 and 1997 Bulgarian Integrated Household Surveys, our results reveal striking gender differences with respect to the reallocation of male and female employ-ees to and out of the public and private sectors.

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Paper provided by Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and South-East European Studies) in its series Working Papers with number 289.

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Date of creation: Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ost:wpaper:298

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Keywords: Employment; Mobility; Gender; Household;

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  1. Ghazala Azmat & Maia Guell & Alan Manning, 2004. "Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 19995, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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