NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Demographic Transition and the Sexual Division of Labor

Bruno L. S. Falcao, Rodrigo R. Soares

NBER Working Paper No. 12838
Issued in January 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper benefited from comments from Roger Betancourt, Suzanne Bianchi, Matthias Doepke, William N. Evans, Pedro Cavalcanti Ferreira, David Meltzer, Samuel Pessoa, Seth Sanders, and seminar participants at CEDEPLAR-UFMG, Ibmec-Rio, Simon Fraser University, Stockholm School of Economics, University College London, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Yale University, the Stanford IIS Conference on "Health, Demographics, and Economic Development," the IZA/EUI Workshop on "Demographic Change and Secular Transitions in Labor Markets," the 2005 Meeting of the Brazilian Econometric Society, and the 2006 Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics. Soares gratefully acknowledges financial support from the National Institutes of Health (NICHD grant #HD050520-01). The usual disclaimer applies. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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