BEA seminar: Gender Identity, Co-Working Spouses and Relative Income Within Households

Research seminar

We are pleased to invite you to the next Baltic Economic Association Online Research Seminars and are delighted to welcome Maryna Tverdostup (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies University of Tartu). Maryna is an economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) and research fellow at University of Tartu. She holds a PhD in economics from University of Tartu and had her postdoc at the University of Innsbruck. She is a laureate of the 2022 Schumpeter Young Economist Award.  Maryna is a labour economist with a focus on gender inequalities, labour mobility and immigrants’ integration. She has published in journals such as American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and International Journal of Manpower.

🔉 Speaker: Maryna Tverdostup (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies University of Tartu)

📆 Date: December 1th, 2022

⏰ Time: 4:00 p.m.

📺 Location: Online

Meeting ID: 862 3223 7906
Passcode: 427574



Bertrand, Kamenica and Pan (2015) document that in the United States there is a discontinuity to the right of 0.5 in the distribution of households according to the female share of total earnings which they attribute to the existence of a gender identity norm. We provide an alternative explanation for this discontinuity. Using linked employer-employee data from Finland, we show that the discontinuity emerges as a result of equalization and convergence of earnings in co-working couples, and it is associated with an increase in the relative earnings of women, rather than a decrease as predicted by the norm.

December 1 d. 16:00


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