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dc.contributor.authorNeff, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorSen, Kunalen_US
dc.contributor.authorKling, Veronikaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-06T14:45:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-06T14:45:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58261-
dc.description.abstractBetween 2004/2005 and 2009/2010 there was a sharp fall in female labor force participation (LFP) in rural India. Why did this occur? We look at the four standard explanations: that more women in rural areas are now pursuing higher education and are therefore not available for work (education effect), that household incomes are rising quickly enough that there is a tendency for women to withdraw from the labor force to attend to domestic duties (income effect), that employment opportunities for women are decreasing, and that social and cultural factors may be interacting with these three factors and amplifying their effects. Our findings suggest that the decline in rural women's LFP could potentially be due to an income effect and partly due to an education effect. We find no evidence of changes in employment opportunities or of social and cultural interaction effects that could explain the decline in rural female LFP.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherGerman Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGIGA working papers 196en_US
dc.subject.jelJ00en_US
dc.subject.jelJ20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor forceen_US
dc.subject.keywordwomenen_US
dc.subject.keywordruralen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwLändlicher Raumen_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titlePuzzling decline in rural women's labor force participation in India: A reexaminationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn716183242en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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