The labour supply of women in STEM

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Author: Schlenker, Eva


The purpose of this paper is to assess the determinants of female labour supply in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). To account for selection problems, a special type of grouping estimator and a control function approach are implemented. Using data from European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), the author finds that women, especially mothers, in STEM work more hours, but have a higher probability of being out of the labour force. The estimation results show furthermore that women in STEM work less hours in countries with higher levels of family...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Labour market; Equity; Culture and society; Employment

Keywords: Labour supply; Family; Equal opportunity; Working conditions; Division of labour

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag, 2015

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Also called: The labour supply of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Journal volume: 4

Journal number: 12

Journal date: June 2015

Pages: pp. 1-17

ISSN: 2193-9012 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 121.1150

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