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CentrePiece Article
In brief ... How the rise of the service economy narrowed the gender gap
L. Rachel Ngai and Barbara Petrongolo
October 2017
Paper No' CEPCP512:
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CentrePiece 22 (3) Autumn 2017


Tags: gender gaps; structural transformation; marketization

The historical growth in the service sector since the Second World War has created jobs for which women have a comparative advantage, according to analysis by Rachel Ngai and Barbara Petrongolo. Their research shows how men’s working hours have mostly borne the burden of deindustrialisation. In contrast, women’s market hours have been boosted by structural transformation and marketisation

This article summarises 'Gender Gaps and the Rise of the Service Economy', L. Rachel Ngai and Barbara Petrongolo, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1204, April 2013 Paper No' CEPDP1204:
This paper has been published as:
‘Gender Gaps and the Rise of the Service Economy', Rachel Ngai and Barbara Petrongolo, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 9(4), October 2017