I will be giving a talk at the SEMILUX seminar seminar on social sciences and public policies. These seminars are organised by the University of Luxembourg and LISER, and I will present coming Wednesday, May 18.
The title of my talk will be “Has the potential for compensating poverty by women’s employment growth been depleted?”, which is based on joint work with Wim van Lancker, Diego Collado, and Bea Cantillon. It answers the question whether trends in women’s employment in recent decades have affected trends in household poverty in OECD countries. We find that women’s employment growth is negatively associated with poverty but perhaps not strongly enough to make further employment growth into an instrument against poverty. Policy implications are discussed.
A list of previous seminars is available online.
Nieuwenhuis, R., Van Lancker, W., Collado, D., & Cantillon, B. (2016). Has the potential for compensating poverty by women’s employment growth been depleted? LIS Working Paper Series #644. Available Online