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The Effect of air pollution on labor supply across gender

evidence from South Korea

HAN, Ahram

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Abstract

This paper investigates whether air pollution affects labor supply by exploiting a labor supply-air quality matched panel data on particulate matter (PM) and working hours in South Korea from 2010 to 2016. Using fixed effects panel regression, I find that working hours of individuals are not responsive to the level of PM concentration in general. However, the subgroup analysis reveals that women are responsive to a reduction in working hours if they have young children aged between 0 and 3. Given the epidemiological evidence of children’s relative susceptibility to air pollution, caregiving of the vulnerable dependents is suggested as a channel through which air pollution affects labor supply.

Advisors
Kim, Taejong
Department
KDI School, Master of Public Policy
Issue Date
2019
Publisher
KDI School
Description
Thesis(Master) --KDI School:Master of Public Policy,2019
Keywords
Air--Pollution--Korea (South); Women--Employment--Korea (South)
Contents
1. Introduction

2. Background

3. Empirical Strategy

4. Results

5. Discussion

6. Conclusion
Pages
30 p
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/32850
Type
Thesis
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