Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109456
Authors: 
van der Meulen Rodgers, Yana
Zveglich, Jr., Joseph E.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 321
Abstract: 
This study examines gender inequality in labor markets in Asia and the Pacific, with a focus on the structural drivers of women's labor force participation. Demographic survey data indicate that in Asia's lower-income countries, economic necessity is an important push factor behind women's employment. Also, being married and having young children both reduce the likelihood that a woman is employed. In a separate analysis for Taipei,China, this disincentive effect from young children on women's employment has increased over time. These results point to the importance of policies that support women's roles as caregivers while they are employed in market-based activities.
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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