Labor market experience and the gender gap

Moshe Hazan, Yishay Maoz

Research output: Working paper / PreprintDiscussion paper


We present a model in which the gender gap in wages displays non-monotonic dynamics of the type observed in the US during the twentieth century. We show that the dynamics of the gender gap depend on the number of women that work at home in the early stage of their life and join the labor force late in life with low skills and little labor market experience. Consistent with empirical findings, we conclude that the gender gap increases when this dynamic labor profile is sufficiently widespread, and vice versa. We argue that this profile abounds when wages grow sufficiently rapidly.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJerusalem
PublisherThe Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel
Number of pages30
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDiscussion paper. Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel
PublisherMaurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Labor market -- Social aspects
  • Wages -- Women
  • United States
  • Wages -- Women employees
  • Women -- Wages
  • Women employees -- Salaries, etc
  • Women employees -- Wages
  • U.S.A
  • Jungtines Amerikos valstybes
  • Soedinennye Shtaty Sievernoi Ameriki
  • Soedinennye Shtaty Severnoi Ameriki
  • Sievero-Amerikanskie Soedinennye Shtaty
  • Severo-Amerikanskie Soedinennye Shtaty
  • Zlucheni Derzhavy
  • USA
  • US
  • Arhab
  • Ar. ha-B
  • Artsot ha-Berit
  • Wilayat al-Muttahidah al-Amirikiyah
  • ABSh
  • Amerika Birlashmish Shtatlary
  • ABS
  • Amerika Birlasmi Statlar
  • Forente stater
  • Spojene staty americke
  • Severo-Amerikanskie Shtaty
  • Sjedinjene Americke Drzave
  • Ziednani Derzhavy Ameryky
  • Amerikai Egyesult Allamok
  • Yhdysvallat
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Egyesult Allamok
  • Hiwsisayin Amerikayi Miatseal Terutiwnk
  • Estados Unidos de America
  • United States of America
  • Fareynikte Shtatn
  • Artzois Ha'bris
  • Estados Unidos da America do Norte
  • SShA
  • Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki
  • VSA
  • Etats-Unis d'Amerique
  • Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
  • Stati Uniti d'America
  • Estados Unidos
  • EE.UU
  • Stany Zjednoczone
  • EPA
  • Amerika Qurama Shtattary
  • Amerika Qushma Shtatlari
  • Henomenes Politeies
  • SAD
  • Saharat Amerika
  • Henomenai Politeiai Amerikes
  • ZSA
  • Mei-kuo
  • Meiguo
  • Mei guo
  • ZDA
  • Zdruzene drzave Amerike


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