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dc.contributor.authorOlivetti, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorPetrongolo, Ben_US
dc.description.abstractThe comovement of gender gaps in hours and wages across countries and skills reveals the presence of net demand forces shaping gender differences in labor market outcomes. This paper links the rich pattern of variation in gender gaps to the process of structural transformation. Based on a stylized, multi-sector equilibrium model, we illustrate that the gender bias in labor demand can be decomposed into measurable within- and between-industry components. Using comparable micro data across countries, we find that international differences in the industry structure explain more than eighty percent of the overall variation in labor demand between the U.S. and all other countries in our sample, and roughly one third of the overall cross-country variation in wage and hours gaps. (Copyright: Elsevier)en_US
dc.format.extent842 - 859en_US
dc.relation.ispartofReview of Economic Dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectGender gapsen_US
dc.subjectDemand and supplyen_US
dc.subjectIndustry structureen_US
dc.titleGender gaps across countries and skills: Demand, supply and the industry structureen_US
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