Women's Work and Wages: A Selection of Papers from the 15th Arne Ryde Symposium on Economics of Gender and Family, in Honor of Anna Bugge and Knut Wicksell

Women's Work and Wages: A Selection of Papers from the 15th Arne Ryde Symposium on Economics of Gender and Family, in Honor of Anna Bugge and Knut Wicksell

Women's Work and Wages: A Selection of Papers from the 15th Arne Ryde Symposium on Economics of Gender and Family, in Honor of Anna Bugge and Knut Wicksell

Women's Work and Wages: A Selection of Papers from the 15th Arne Ryde Symposium on Economics of Gender and Family, in Honor of Anna Bugge and Knut Wicksell

Synopsis

This volume uses empirical studies of gender differences in family responsibilities and time allocation to demonstrate how such differences affect women's wages and analyzes pay structures and wage mobility throughout Europe.

Excerpt

This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the 15th Arne Ryde Symposium on “Economics of Gender and the Family”, held on August 18-19, 1995 at Rungstedgaard in Denmark. Some of the other papers presented at the symposium are published in an accompanying volume entitled Economics of the Family and Family Policies. During two hot summer days, one hundred economists met to discuss about forty papers in this rapidly expanding area of international research. We want to thank all the participants in the symposium for their contributions to the lively discussions that took place in the various sessions. We (and the authors) are particularly grateful to the appointed discussants who helped to improve the papers with their comments and insights.

We also want to express our gratitude to the Arne Ryde Foundation for financing the symposium. the Foundation was established in memory of Arne Ryde, a promising young doctoral student in economics at Lund University, who died in a car accident. Since 1973 it has generously supported international symposia and lectures as well as other professional activities arranged by the Department of Economics in Lund. This support has proved to be of great value for the economics profession in Sweden and in particular, for the doctoral students and economists at the Department in Lund. Professor Björn Thalberg, Chairman of the Board of the Arne Ryde Foundation, initiated this symposium and also, as a member of the organizing committee, saw it through from start to finish. We owe him many thanks for having shared his vast experience with us.

Other crucial members of the team behind the symposium and this volume have been Kristian Bolin, Carole Gillis, Keith Persson and Ann-Charlotte Sahlin. Kristian Bolin helped us in planning the symposium and also acted as our consultant in editing the papers. Carole Gillis worked hard to improve the English. Keith Persson spent part of what was supposed to be his summer vacation at the copying machine producing the conference volumes. Ann-Charlotte Sahlin, in her calm and efficient manner, took care of all practical arrangements and later also of getting the manuscripts into shape for publication.

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