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Culture, assimilation, and gender gaps in labour market outcomes
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4068-2985
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper studies the role of social norms and attitudes about gender, i.e. culture, for labour market behaviour and cultural assimilation of immigrants in Sweden. Using source country gender gaps as cultural proxies we find that the labour force participation of immigrants in Sweden is related to culture, in the sense that immigrants originating from countries with high gender gaps in labour force participation rates (LFPR) also have high gender gaps in LFPR within their immigrant group on the Swedish labour market. On the contrary, high source country gender gaps in earnings are, if anything, associated with lower gender gaps in earnings within immigrant groups in Sweden. In addition, we find that gender gaps in LFPR among immigrants in Sweden assimilate towards the corresponding gap among natives as time in Sweden increases. These results suggest that culture is one explanation for the existence of gender gaps in LFPR and that cultural assimilation takes place as time since exposure to the source country culture increases.

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Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies , 2014. , p. 46
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Working paper series: Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies ; 2014:10
Keywords [en]
Culture, Earnings, Gender gap, Immigrant assimilation, Labour force participation
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Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38648DiVA, id: diva2:772833
Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2018-02-01Bibliographically approved

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