Lunch & Learn: The “End of Men” and Rise of Women in the High-Skilled Labor Market

The demand for high-skilled workers who perform cognitive tasks is widely considered to have increased dramatically over the past 40 years. In this paper Henry Siu and his co-authors show that improvements in labor market outcomes were not experienced equally by both genders. Despite the rapid growth in employment in high-paying/cognitive occupations, the probability that college-educated men worked in one of these jobs fell. This contrasts with the increase in probability experienced by college-educated women.

Henru Siu, Ph.D.

Henry is a Professor of Economics at UBC and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER . His research is in macroeconomics and labour economics, with work on automation and the decline of middle-class jobs, recessions and jobless recoveries, and youth unemployment. Henry was the first recipient of the Bank of Canada Governor’s Award , and has served as a visiting scholar or consultant with the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Minneapolis, and St Louis, the Reserve Bank of Australia, and the Bank of Canada.

Click here to learn more about Henry’s research, including a recent podcast he recorded with VoxEU regarding the changing demand for skills in good paying jobs, and the implications for women.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 8, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

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Business Council of BC
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