Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125310
Authors: 
Verick, Sher
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 87
Abstract: 
While women’s labor force participation tends to increase with economic development, the relationship is not straightforward or consistent at the country level. There is considerably more variation across developing countries in labor force participation by women than by men. This variation is driven by a wide variety of economic and social factors, which include economic growth, education, and social norms. Looking more broadly at improving women’s access to quality employment, a critical policy area is enhancing women’s educational attainment beyond secondary schooling.
Subjects: 
female labor force participation
developing countries
employment
JEL: 
J16
J21
J22
O11
O12
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Document Type: 
Article

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