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Click to edit Master subtitle style Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 6. Female Labor Supply: Theory and US Experience Ronald Lee Econ/Demog 175 February 3, 2011 11
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Waitlists The waitlist in Demog c175 is down to 11, and in Econ c175 it is down to 6. 22
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 iClicker registration Most of you have successfully registered your iClickers and I have linked your iClicker with the class roster. Quite a few of you still have not registered your iClickers, or if you did register it, have not yet used it in class. Please get an iClicker, register it on-line, and use it in class so I link it to the roster and you can get credit for participation! 33
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Announcements Reminder: Problem Set #2 has been posted on bSpace under Resources -> Problem Sets. It is due by 2:10 p.m. on February 15th. There is one remaining optional section this week: Thursday 5:00-6:00 [Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont] Next week’s sections will be in the computer lab. Section times will be posted on bSpace after lecture. 44
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Problem Set policies Rules for submission Not accepted in mail boxes or at offices Late problem sets not accepted at all Problem sets do not need to be done by computer; by hand is fine. Problem sets do not need to be printed in color if done on a computer. 55
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Readings for next time Michael J. Brien and Michelle E. Sheran (2003) “The Economics of Marriage and Household Formation” in Shoshana A. Grossbard- Shechtman ed. Marriage and the Economy (Cambridge University Press) pp.37-54. Evelyn L. Lehrer (2003) “The Economics of Divorce” in Shoshana A. Grossbard-Shechtman ed. Marriage and the Economy (Cambridge University Press) pp.55-74. 66
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Lecture Plan Changing women’s roles and economic development internationally Changing women’s roles in the US: Goldin reading. 77
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Now consider how female labor force participation, flfp, changes over time and with economic development. Use model to predict and interpret the findings. 88
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Shifting incentives for women to work outside home, other than inc and wages. Changes in family (supply side) Lower fertility, once fertility declines Market-provided substitutes for female home production activities Processed foods Purchased clothing Restaurants Health care Public education Household durables, capital goods for home production Washing machines Piped water Vacuum cleaners, etc. Rising female education 99
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Shifting incentives for women to work outside home (cont.) Changes on the demand side of the labor market Machines and changing nature of work reduce the need for physical strength Changing industrial mix of employment Rise of office work These changes raise female wages relative to male Male-female wage gap narrows 1010
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Other influences on female labor
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