The Effect of air pollution on labor supply across gender

HAN, Ahram

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dc.contributor.advisorKim, Taejong-
dc.contributor.authorHAN, Ahram-
dc.descriptionThesis(Master) --KDI School:Master of Public Policy,2019-
dc.description.abstractThis 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.-
dc.description.tableOfContents1. Introduction 2. Background 3. Empirical Strategy 4. Results 5. Discussion 6. Conclusion-
dc.format.extent30 p-
dc.publisherKDI School-
dc.subject.LCSHAir--Pollution--Korea (South)-
dc.subject.LCSHWomen--Employment--Korea (South)-
dc.titleThe Effect of air pollution on labor supply across gender-
dc.title.alternativeevidence from South Korea-
dc.contributor.departmentKDI School, Master of Public Policy-
dc.description.statementOfResponsibilityAhram HAN.-
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