Discussion Paper

Marketization of Home Production and Gender Gaps in Working Hours

Abstract: Gender gaps in working hours vary widely across member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. This article summarizes the key results from Duval-Hernández, Fang, and Ngai (2021), who study the source of cross-country differences and what kind of policies can reduce the gap in working hours between women and men.

Keywords: gender ratio; market hours; subsidies on family care; taxes; home production; marketization;

JEL Classification: E24; E62; J22;


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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Part of Series: Policy Hub

Publication Date: 2021-06-30

Number: 2021-07