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Essays in Macroeconomics

Abstract This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part is about understanding the mechanism behind female labor supply movement over economic development. Female labor force participation follows a U-shape pattern over per capita GDP cross nationally as well as within some countries. This paper questions if this pattern can be explained through sectoral, uneven technological movements both at market and at home. For that I develop a general equilibrium model with married couples and home production. I defined multiple sectors both at home and in the market. And by feeding the model with uneven technological growth, I observe how participation rate moves over development. My results indicate that a decrease in labor supply is mainly due to... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Dalkiran, Dilsat Tugba (Author) / Reffett, Kevin (Advisor) / Datta, Manjira (Committee member) / Vereshchagina, Galina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Economics / Gender studies / Economic theory / Economic development / Female Labor Supply / Gender / Labor Economics / Macroeconomics / Macroeconomic Theory
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 135 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Economics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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