Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152888
Authors: 
Genre, Véronique
Gómez-Salvador, Ramón
Lamo, Ana
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 454
Abstract: 
This paper provides an empirical study of the determinants of female participation decisions in the European Union. The analysis is performed by estimating participation equations for different age groups (i.e. young, prime-age and older females), using annual data for a panel of 12 EU-15 countries over the period 1980-2000. Our findings show that the strictness of labour market institutions negatively affects the participation rate. Decisions linked to individual preferences with regards to education or fertility are also found relevant to participation of the youngest and prime-age females respectively. The inclusion of a proxy to capture cohort effects is crucial in order to explain the oldest females’ participation.
Subjects: 
labour force participation
Labour market institutions
JEL: 
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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