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How Female Labor Supply Shapes Aggregate Labor Market Dynamics


  • Marios Karabarbounis


In this article, we detail key aspects of female labor supply and how it shapes aggregate labor market dynamics. We start by documenting several important features of female labor supply including labor market participation, business cycle volatility, responsiveness to the underlying economic environment and its role for insurance within the household. For this article, we relied on Michele Tertilt and Matthias Doepke's excellent survey "Families in Macroeconomics."

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  • Marios Karabarbounis, 2024. "How Female Labor Supply Shapes Aggregate Labor Market Dynamics," Richmond Fed Economic Brief, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, vol. 24(04), February.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedreb:97710

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