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Women make houses, women make homes / Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (Dalhousie University and IZA), Melanie Khamis (Wesleyan University and IZA), Mutlu Yuksel (Dalhousie University and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserAkbulut-Yuksel, Mevlude In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel ; Khamis, Melanie In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Melanie Khamis ; Yuksel, Mutlu In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Mutlu Yuksel
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, June 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10830
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-126930 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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This paper examines the persistent effects of historical labor market institutions and policies on women's long-term labor market outcomes. We quantify these enduring effects by exploring quasi-experimental variation in Germany's post-World War II mandatory reconstruction policy, which compelled women to work in the rubble removal and reconstruction process. Using difference-in-differences and instrumental variable approaches, we find that mandatory employment during the postwar era generated persistent adverse effects on women's long-term labor market outcomes. An increase in marriage and fertility rates in the postwar era and a physical and mental exhaustion associated with manual labor are some of the direct and indirect channels potentially explaining our results.