Gender-speci�c Differences in Labor Market Adjustment Patterns: Evidence from the United States
Do men and women behave differently while adjusting labor supply over the business cycle? Using data for the United States we show that women are signifi�cantly more likely to adjust along the intensive margin (number of hours), while men adjust more often along the extensive margin (employment). Older, single, and divorced/widowed adjust predominantly along the extensive margin. Our �findings have crucial implications for the design of policy reforms, especially as governments desire to increase female labor force participation while facing demographic challenges.
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