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The Impact of Female Labour Force Participation on Household Income Inequality in Switzerland
Résumé This paper investigates whether an increase in female labour force participation comes at the price of higher household income inequality. Using data from the Household Panel, we decompose household income, distinguishing between part-time and full-time work. We find that female labour force participation has slightly attenuated household income inequality in Switzerland. Women’s entry into the labour market, increasing work-percentages and the very weak correlation in partner’s earnings mainly contributed to this effect. Full-time work, however, will not reduce inequality further in the future.
   
Mots-clés female labour force participation, household income inequality, part-time work
   
Citation Kuhn, U., & Ravazzini, L. (2017). The Impact of Female Labour Force Participation on Household Income Inequality in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 43(1), 115-136.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 1-3-2017
Nom du périodique Swiss Journal of Sociology
Volume 43
Numéro 1
Pages 115-136
Liée au projet Inégalités des revenus et de la fortune, privations et bi...