Tuesday, February 7
Fri
Jan
20

Gender Barriers, Structural Transformation and Economic Development

Speakers:

Gaurav ChiplunkarUniversity of Virginia

 
20
January,
2023
03:30 PM to 05:00 PM (IST)

Abstract

This paper studies the role of gender in the process of structural transformation and economic development. We use nationally representative data across multiple countries and over four decades (1970-2010) to document gender differences in employment and wages across both occupations and sectors. Despite a significant closing of these gender differences over time and across countries, they continue to persist even today. We develop and estimate a general equilibrium model to quantify these gender barriers after accounting for standard economic channels (such as comparative advantage, returns to ability, sorting, etc.). We find that around a third of closing of these gender gaps can be explained by a reduction in the gender barriers.

(Joint with Tatjana Kleineberg)

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Date & Time

20-01-2023
03:30 PM
to 05:00 PM (IST)

Location

IEG

Event Type

IEG Seminar

Event Category

Past event

Speaker(s)

Gaurav Chiplunkar

University of Virginia

Moderator(s)

Oindrila De

Assistant Professor