Women's labor force participation and the dynamics of tradition

Moshe Hazan*, Yishay D. Maoz

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present a model in which the social norms regarding women's labor force participation (LFP) differ from the norms concerning men's. Assuming that these norms depend on past rates of women LFP creates a gradual increase in women LFP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Social norms
  • Tradition
  • Women's labor force participation


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