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26 October 2016

DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Man-cessions, Fiscal Policy, and the Gender Composition of Employment

In recessions, predominantly men lose their jobs, which has been described by the term ”mancessions”. Against this background, we analyze whether fiscal expansions foster job creation predominantly for men. Yet, we find empirically that fiscal shocks lead to employment growth that is larger for women than for men. We show that the gender-specific employment effects of fiscal policy are driven by disproportionate employment changes in female-dominated occupations, specifically so-called ”pink-collar” occupations. We develop a business-cycle model that explains these occupational employment dynamics as a consequence of differences in the substitutability between capital and labor across occupations.

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Speaker
  • Roland Winkler, TU Dortmund

  • Time
    12:00 - 13:15
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