Volume 21, Issue 1, 2015
- If You're Happy and You Know It: How Do Mothers and Fathers in the US Really Feel about Caring For Their Children?
- Women's Paid Work and Intimate Partner Violence: Insights from Tanzania
- Gender-Equalizing Family Policies and Mothers' Entry into Paid Work: Recent Evidence from Norway
- Sexual Prejudice and Labor Market Outcomes for Gay and Lesbians: Evidence from Sweden
- Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Is it Equality of Opportunity or Equality of Outcomes?
- Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction in Korea: When Gender Matters
If You're Happy and You Know It: How Do Mothers and Fathers in the US Really Feel about Caring For Their Children?
Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel
There is a commonly held view that mothers enjoy taking care of children more than fathers. This “difference in preferences” hypothesis is often used as a justification for why mothers continue to do more of…
Seema Vyas, Jessie Mbwambo, and Lori Heise
Both theory and empirical research provide conflicting views on whether paid work reduces women’s risk of violence by an intimate partner. Economic household bargaining models propose that…
Marit Rønsen and Ragni Hege Kitterød
Universal parental leaves with job protection and earnings compensation increase women’s attachment to the labor market, but very long leaves may have negative consequences both at the individual and at…
Mats Hammarstedt, Ali M. Ahmed, and Lina Andersson
There is a large literature on differentials in economic outcomes as a result of sexual orientation. Several studies have focused on earnings differentials due to sexual orientation in the…
Aniruddha Mitra, James T. Bang, and Arnab Biswas
Does gender equality in a society promote economic growth? Over the last two decades, a considerable volume of evidence has shown that gender equality, particularly equality in educational…
Robert Rudolf and Sung-Jin Kang
A growing body of academic literature shows that individuals return to their inherent baseline level of happiness after most major life events (for instance, works by Andrew Clark and colleagues). This…