Eastern Germany ahead in employment of women

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Holst, Elke; Wieber, Anna;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
  • Journal: volume 4,issue 11,pages33-41
  • Subject: J21 | East Germany | J12 | West Germany | modernized breadwinner model | J22 | labor supply | working time | J16 | labor market participation | Labor supply, labor market participation, working time, working time preferences, East Germany, West Germany, modernized breadwinner model | working time preferences
    • ddc: ddc:330
      jel: jel:J12 | jel:J22 | jel:J21 | jel:J16

Almost a quarter of a century after the fall of the Wall, there are still more women in employment in eastern Germany than in the west. Although the disparity is marginal now, the two regions started from dramatically different levels. In 1991, immediately after reunifi... View more
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