Women in same-sex couples commute longer than women in different-sex couples

Here are the paper highlights:

Women in same-sex couples commute longer to their workplace and work more hours than women in different-sex couples.

Men in same-sex couples instead exhibit shorter commutes and work fewer hours than men in different-sex couples.

These disparities are larger among married couples with children.

Within-couple gaps in commuting time are also significantly smaller in same-sex couples.

These differences are consistent with gender-conforming social norms inducing women in different-sex couples to accept less-rewarding jobs closer to home.

That is from Sonia Oreffice and Dario Sansone, via Shruti.


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