Alfred Marshall lecture women, work, and culture

Raquel Fernández

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    This paper discusses some recent advances in the area of culture and economics and examines the effect of culture on a key economic outcome: female labor supply. To separate the effect of market variables and institutions from culture, I use an epidemiological approach, studying second-generation American women. I use both female labor force participation (LFP) and attitudes in the women's country of ancestry as cultural proxies and show that both cultural proxies have quantitatively significant effects on women's work outcomes. The paper concludes with some suggestions for future empirical and theoretical research topics in this area.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)305-332
    Number of pages28
    JournalJournal of the European Economic Association
    Issue number2-3
    StatePublished - Apr 2007

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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