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Ori Zax
''Why Do Women Study So Much? The Role of Signaling and Work Commitment''
( 2016, Vol. 36 No.2 )
Abstract This paper proposes theoretical explanations for several gender-based differences observed in the labor market. Empirical evidence indicate that females acquire more schooling than males do but earn lower wages. To explain these phenomena, we analyze an economy in which females use education to signal their commitment to the workplace.
Keywords: Time allocation, human capital, wage differentials.
JEL: J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor: General
J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General
Manuscript Received : Apr 29 2016 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 22 2016

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