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The gender gap in workplace authority in Sweden 1968–2000 – a family affair?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2007 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

We assess whether the gender gap in authority in Sweden has changed during the period 1968–2000, and investigate to what extent family factors are respon-sible for this gap. We find that the gap has narrowed modestly during this period, and identify the life-event of parenthood as a major cause of the gap. When men become fathers, they gain authority; when women become mothers, they do not. Our fixed effects panel estimates of the effects of family factors deviate from the cross-sectional estimates, suggesting that unobserved individ-ual heterogeneity – routinely neglected in this line of research – matters.

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Institutet för arbetsmarknadspolitisk utvärdering, Uppsala , 2007. , 41 p.
, IFAU Working Paper Series, ISSN 1651-1166 ; 2007:28
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-21006OAI: diva2:187532
Available from: 2007-12-04 Created: 2007-12-04Bibliographically approved

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