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Seminarreihe des Arbeitsbereichs Ökonomie am IOS

Zeit: Dienstag, 13.30–15.00 Uhr
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS); vorerst online via Zoom, Link wird mit den Einladungen verschickt!

Forschungslabor: „Geschichte und Sozialanthropologie Südost‐ und Osteuropas“

Zeit: Donnerstag, 14–16 Uhr (Lehrstuhl) oder 16–18 Uhr (Graduiertenschule und Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus)
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 017)

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Women’s “contribution” to household inequality in CEE

Researchers: Ekaterina SELEZNEVA, Zvezda DERMENDZHIEVA

In the 1990s, male wage inequality was able to explain the major part of household income inequality in most of the developed countries (see examples in Harkness, 2010). Nowadays, the conclusions on are mixed (see Harkness (2010), Pasqua (2008)). Mysíková (2011) finds that within-couple income inequality tends to be lower in the new EU member states than in the old ones, with the Czech Republic being the exception. The Czech Republic kept a traditional model of family, and this was one of the reasons why women contributed, on average, less to the couple’s income then men. 
The female labour force participation depends, in part, on the labour market institutions, e.g. transfer programmes and incentives to work programmes for families with children (Harkness and Evans, 2011; Figari et al, 2011). The research on the contribution of women’s employment and wages to the household income and income inequality is rather scarce for the east European countries.
We aim at analyzing data from the new EU members and to study the impact of wives’ incomes on household income inequality (male and female wage inequalities, and household income inequality).