Anne E. Winkler

  • Current position:
    Professor of Economics and Public Policy Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Research interest:
    Economics of the family, economics of gender, welfare and poverty
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  • Affiliations:
    University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA, and IZA, Germany
  • Qualifications:
    PhD, Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989
  • Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
    I am so pleased to contribute to the IZA World of Labor. It is an invaluable source of expertise on a range of labor economics topics
  • Selected publications:
    • The Economics of Women, Men and Work, 7th edition. Pearson, 2014 (8th edition, Oxford University Press, forthcoming in summer 2017) (with F. D. Blau and M. A. Ferber).
    • “The impact of information technology on academic scientists’ productivity and collaboration patterns.” Management Science 56:9 (2010): 1439–1461 (with W. Ding, S. G. Levin, and P. E. Stephan).
    • “Wives who outearn their husbands: A transitory or persistent phenomenon?” Demography 42:3 (2005): 523–535 (with T. D. McBride and C. Andrews).
    • “Beyond single mothers: Cohabitation, marriage and the US welfare system.” Demography 35:3 (1998): 359–278 (with R. A. Moffitt and R. Reville).
    • “The incentive effects of Medicaid on women’s labor supply.” Journal of Human Resources 26:2 (1991): 308–337.
  • Articles

Women’s labor force participation

Family-friendly policies increase women’s labor force participation, benefiting them, their families, and society at large

August 2016

10.15185/izawol.289 289

by Anne E. Winkler Winkler, A

Female labor force participation is mainly driven by the value of women’s market wages versus the value of their non-market time. Labor force participation by women varies considerably across countries. To understand this international variation, one must further consider differences across countries in institutions, non-economic factors such as cultural norms, and public policies. Such differences provide important insights into what actions countries might take to further increase women’s participation in the labor market.