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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Trends in couples’ work patterns after childbirth and implications for social inequality Seminar

19 February 2015

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Mel Morgan – Centre Administrator on 023280592579 or email .

Event details

Centre for Population Change seminar

Wives’ financial contributions have become a common component of the marriage bargain, yet wives continue to shoulder a disproportionate share of domestic responsibilities, particularly after a first child is born. This project uses newly available, short-term panels spanning recent decades to examine joint changes in men’s and women’s work and earnings following the transition to parenthood in the United States. It further considers the implications of these changes for aggregate trends in earnings inequality over time, addressing the broad implications of transformations in the meaning of marriage for social inequality.

Speaker information

Kelly Musick , Cornell University. Associate Professor

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