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The Impact of Female Labour Force Participation on Household Income Inequality in Switzerland

Published Online: 28 Feb 2017
Volume & Issue: Volume 43 (2017) - Issue 1 (March 2017)
Page range: 115 - 136
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2297-8348
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English
Abstract

This contribution investigates the link between female labour force participation and household income inequality using data from the Swiss Household Panel (2000-2014). Through index decomposition analyses, we find that female labour force participation has slightly attenuated household income inequality over time. Women’s entry into the labour market, higher work percentages within part-time work - but not the shift from part-time to full-time work - and the weak correlation in partner’s earnings have contributed to this effect.

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