A theory of sex discrimination

Leif Danziger, Eliakim Katz

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In this paper we put forward a theory that explains the way in which social attitudes towards sex discrimination in the labour market have evolved. We suggest that sex discrimination in the labour market can generate both costs and benefits, and that a sizeable part of these costs can be ameliorated through marriage. The fact that marriage is no longer a pervasive and stable institution has contributed to the awareness that sex discrimination in the labour market is a major social problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Income sharing
  • Marriage
  • Sex discrimination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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