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Women's labor force participation and the dynamics of tradition

  • Hazan, Moshe
  • D. Maoz, Yishay

We present a model in which the social norms regarding women’s labor force participation (LFP) differ from the norms concerning men’s. Assuming that these norms depend on past rates of women LFP creates a gradual increase in women LFP.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 75 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 193-198

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