The other side of the mountain: women's employment and earnings over the family cycle


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Author: Goldin, Claudia; Kerr, Sari Pekkala; Olivetti, Claudia


This study is part of the [Institute for Fiscal Studies] IFS Deaton Review of Inequalities, chaired by Angus Deaton, which aims to assemble the evidence on the causes and consequences of different forms of inequalities in the UK and the ways that they can best be reduced or mitigated. There will be two phases of work: commissioned studies and commentaries on a large number of key themes; the development of comprehensive and practical policy guidance. Women earn less than men, and that is especially true of mothers relative to fathers. Much of the widening occurs with family formation. We...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Employment; Income; Equity; Culture and society

Keywords: Wage differential; Hours of work; Employment pattern; Career pattern; Employment status; Family; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2021

Physical description: 24 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 146.810

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