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Culture as Learning: The Evolution of Female Labor Force Participation over a Century

Raquel Fernandez

NBER Working Paper No. 13373
Issued in September 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

An earlier version of the model and simulation in this paper were presented in my Marshall Lecture at the EEA, Vienna, August 2006. The slides for this presentation are available at http://homepages.nyu.edu/~rf2/Research/EEAslidesFinal.pdf (pp 48-52). I thank Liz Potamites for excellent research assistance, and Christophe Chamley, John Knowles, Gianluca Violante, Elisabeth Schulte, and George Tridimas for helpful comments. I also wish to thank seminar audiences at the LAEF "Households, Gender and Fertility" conference, the NY/Philadelphia feds.' "Quantitative Macroeconomics" Workshop, the NBER Summer Institute, the Silvaplana Political Economy workshop, and the "Family Behavior and the Aggregate Economy" SITE workshop for many helpful remarks. Lastly, I thank the NSF for financial support and the Russell Sage Foundation for its hospitality. 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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