NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Does Menstruation Explain Gender Gaps in Work Absenteeism?

Jonah E. Rockoff, Mariesa A. Herrmann

NBER Working Paper No. 16523
Issued in November 2010

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We thank Andrea Ichino and Enrico Moretti for sharing their data and computer code and for helpful discussions. We also thank Doug Almond, Janet Currie, Lena Edlund, Ray Fisman, Wojciech Kopcuk, Cecilia Machado, Bentley MacLeod, Alexei Onatski, Doug Staiger, and the seminar participants at the Applied Micro Colloquium and Econometrics Colloquium at Columbia University for their thoughtful comments and suggestions. Mariesa Herrmann’s work is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this study are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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