12345The Output Cost of Gender Discrimination

the_output_cost_ofThe paper “The Output Cost of Gender Discrimination”, joint with Tiago Cavalcanti at Cambridge University has been accepted at The Economic Journal. We model and estimate the impact on long-term income of gender discrimination discouraging female entry into the job market. According to our assessment, as much as 40 percent of a country´s output difference relative to the US economy can be ascribed to differences in gender discrimination alone, which decrease market output and increase fertility. The paper is available here

A recent issue of Time magazine discussed our paper and its wider implications.

Posted February 2016