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Home | Events Archive | Spousal earnings and household dynamics: Evidence from a promotion reform

Spousal earnings and household dynamics: Evidence from a promotion reform

  • Series
  • Speaker(s)
    Erik Grönqvist (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Field
    Empirical Microeconomics
  • Location
    Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, room 1.01
  • Date and time

    October 12, 2021
    16:00 - 17:00

This paper studies the impact of a substantial change in household relative wage on the reallocation of childcare time across parents. Our empirical strategy takes advantage of a promotion program for teachers, which led to a sudden and persistent 20 percent wage increase for promoted women and a 32 percent decrease in the couple's gender wage gap. Our findings suggest that female promotions lead to a more even division of childcare. Overall, these findings suggest that improved career opportunities for women can improve gender equality in the household.

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