The child penalty atlas
07 February 2024, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Join this event to hear Gabriel Leite-Mariante build a world atlas of child penalties in employment based on micro data from 134 countries.
This event is free.
Room G0355-59 Gordon SquareLondonWC1H 0NU
Most countries display clear and sizable child penalties: men and women follow parallel trends before parenthood, but diverge sharply and persistently after parenthood. While this qualitative pattern is pervasive, there is enormous variation in the magnitude of the effects across different regions of the world.
Gabriel will discuss the fraction of gender inequality explained by child penalties, which varies systematically with economic development and proxies for structural transformation.
Because parenthood is often tied to marriage, he also investigates the existence of marriage penalties in female employment.
This event will be particularly useful for sociology, economics and development economics.
Please note this is a hybrid event and can be joined either in-person or online.
About the Speaker
PhD candidate at Department of Economics, LSE
His main fields of interest are empirical development and public economics.
His research focuses on studying labour markets and the various dimensions of poverty and inequality across the developing world.More about Gabriel Leite-Mariante