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Date and Location

March 14, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
R-414ab David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab


Only two OECD countries continue to exhibit an M-shaped curve of female labor force participation across the life cycle Japan and South Korea. In this seminar, Mary Brinton analyzes how labor market structure and workplace norms influence this pattern. Her analysis draws on data from over 160 in-depth interviews with highly-educated Japanese and Korean men and women of childbearing age, and demonstrates how working conditions exert a powerful influence on gendered patterns of behavior at home and in the labor market.