Coordinated Work Schedules And The Gender Wage Gap
Speaker(s) Dr. German Cubas, Assistant Professor, University of Houston, USA Publication CAFRAL Conference room on Mezzanine Floor, Main Building. Reserve Bank of India, Fort, Mumbai 400 001

Using time diary data we construct occupation-level measures of coordinated work schedules based on the concentration of hours worked during peak hours of the day. While men and single women receive a wage premium in occupations with coordinated schedules, married women with children less so, suggesting that temporal constraints related to household care responsibilities restrict their choices. Calibration of a model with these elements generates a gender wage gap of 6.1 percent or approximately 27 percent of the wage gap observed among married men and women with children. If the need for coordination were to drop to the level of “Health Care Support”– an occupation with relatively low coordination, the gender gap due to women’s higher demand for household time falls to 2.3%. 

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