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    Female Labour Supply and Income Inequality in Ireland

    Callan, Tim and Nolan, Brian and O'Neill, Donal and Sweetman, Olive (1998) Female Labour Supply and Income Inequality in Ireland. Working Paper. Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.

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    Over the last 10-15 years female labour force participation rates have increased substantially in Ireland. At the same time there has been a large increase in wage inequality but a decline in total household income inequality. In this paper we examine the relationship between the trends in female labour force participation, wage inequality and household income inequality in order to develop a better understanding of the processes governing inequality in Ireland. Our findings suggest that despite an increased correlation in the earnings of spouses the recent increases in female labour force participation and female wage rates account for between 20% and 50% of the recent fall in income inequality in Ireland. The remainder of the reduction is attributed to factors not directly related to wives' earnings.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series with number n790698.
    Keywords: Female Labour Supply; Income Inequality; Ireland; female labour force participation; wage inequality;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 9155
    Identification Number: n790698
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 16:01
    Publisher: Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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