NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Female Labor Force and Long-run Development: The American Experience in Comparative Perspective

Claudia Olivetti

NBER Working Paper No. 19131
Issued in June 2013

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This paper was prepared for the "Human Capital in History: The American Record" conference in Cambridge, MA, December 2012. I thank Francine Blau, for her insightful discussion of the paper. Comments from Carola Frydman and Robert Margo are also gratefully acknowledged. Many thanks to Marric Buessing for her invaluable research assistance and to Sharon D'Souza for her help with data collection. I am also grateful to Berthold Herrendorf, Richard Rogerson and Akos Valentinyi for sharing their historical data on structural transformation. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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