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Replication data for: Cultural Change as Learning: The Evolution of Female Labor Force Participation over a Century

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Fernández, Raquel
Publication Date
2013-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper develops a learning model of cultural change to investigate why women's labor force participation (LFP) and attitudes toward women’s work both changed dramatically. In the model, women's beliefs about the long-run payoff from working evolve endogenously via an intergenerational learning process. This process generically generates the data's S-shaped LFP curve and introduces a novel role for wage changes via their effect on the speed of intergenerational learning. The calibrated model does a good job of replicating the evolution of female LFP in the United States over the last 120 years and finds that the new role for wages was quantitatively significant.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.1.472 (Text)
Publications
  • Fernández, Raquel. American Economic Review, American Economic Review, 103, no. 1 (n.d.): 472–500. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.1.472.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.1.472 (DOI)

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Fernández, Raquel (2013): Replication data for: Cultural Change as Learning: The Evolution of Female Labor Force Participation over a Century. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112596