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Ohad Raveh
''Capital-Gender Complementarity''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.1 )
Is capital more complementary to one of the genders? More specifically, which types of capital are complementary to which gender? This paper presents a first attempt at estimating capital-gender complementarities, at both aggregated and disaggregated levels. By employing a panel of 12 OECD countries covering the period of 1970-2005, I find that: a) at the aggregated level capital is, on average, more complementary to male labor; b) at the disaggregated level (non) ICT capital is more complementary to (male) female labor, yet the magnitude of complementarity is higher for male labor; c) these patterns hold for different skill groups, and intensify with skill.
Keywords: Capital-gender complementarity, gender gap
JEL: E1 - General Aggregative Models: General
O5 - Economywide Country Studies: General
Manuscript Received : Feb 24 2013 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 11 2015

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