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Gender Gaps across Countries and Skills: Supply, Demand and the Industry Structure

Claudia Olivetti, Barbara Petrongolo

NBER Working Paper No. 17349
Issued in August 2011

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We wish to thank Claudia Goldin, Steve Pischke and Gianluca Violante for their suggestions on earlier versions of this paper, and Craig Riddel for invaluable help with the Canadian LFS. We also thank Briana Ballis, Maria Burtseva and Michael Harris for excellent research assistance and the NSF for financial suppport (grant SES-0820127). Helpful comments from seminar participants at Bocconi University, Boston University, the 2009 Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, the 2009 ESPE Conference, the 2010 Eale/Sole Conference, the 2010 Research on Money and Markets conference and the ESOP-ISF conference on Gender and Households are also gratefully aknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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