November 26th, Joana Duran-Franch's PhD Defense

November 26, 2021 Research

 Joana Duran-Franch will defend her thesis on Friday 26 november 2021 at 2:30 PM (Zoom)
Please contact Elvire JALRAN to attend the meeting.

Title: Essays on Gender Economics

Supervisor: Christian Hellwig
Memberships are:

  • Zsófia BÁRÁNY, Assistant Professor in Economics, Sciences Po, Paris
  • Sang Yoon (Tim) LEE, Reader, Queen Mary University of London
  • Patrick FÈVE, Professor, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole – TSE
  • Christian HELLWIG, TSE Scientific director, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole – TSE


This thesis contains three essays on the impact of structural transformation on different population groups with a special emphasis on women.

In the first chapter, I study the decline of low-educated women’s employment despite growth in traditionally female-dominated occupations; finding it is related to the decline in manual jobs and the subsequent transition of low-educated men into female-dominated occupations that followed.

In the second chapter, I study how the decline in manual employment contributed to the increase in the share of young women (relative to men) attaining higher education in the United States.

In the third chapter, I study the effects of automation and the creation of new tasks on labor market outcomes of men and women with different levels of education.