Female labour supply and income inequality in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Callan, Tim
dc.contributor.author Nolan, Brian
dc.contributor.author O'Neill, Donal
dc.contributor.author Sweetman, Olive
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-17T13:56:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-17T13:56:41Z
dc.date.copyright Maynooth Economics, Finance and Accounting Department 1998 en
dc.date.issued 1998-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1058
dc.description.abstract Over the last 10-15 years female labour force participation rates have increased substantially in Ireland. At the same time there has been a large increase in wage inequality but a decline in total household income inequality.In this paper we examine the relationship between the trends in female labour force participation, wage inequality and household income inequality in order to develop a better understanding of the processes governing inequality in Ireland. Our findings suggest that despite an increased correlation in the earnings of spouses the recent increases in female labour force participation and female wage rates account for between 20% and 50% of the recent fall in income inequality in Ireland. The remainder of the reduction is attributed to factors not directly related to wives' earnings. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher NUI Maynooth. Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Maynooth Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No 790698 en
dc.subject.lcsh Women employees--Supply and demand en
dc.subject.lcsh Wages--Women en
dc.subject.lcsh Income distribution--Ireland en
dc.title Female labour supply and income inequality in Ireland en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Brian Nolan (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/appliedsocialscience/professorbrianthomasnolan/home/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0040 en
dc.internal.availability Full text not available en
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dc.internal.webversions http://economics.nuim.ie/research/workingpapers/documents/N790698.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Neill|Donal|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Callan|Tim|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Nolan|Brian|aut|UCD0040
dc.neeo.contributor Sweetman|Olive|aut|

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