Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229417
Authors: 
Bhalotra, Sonia R.
Fernández, Manuel
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2021/16
Abstract: 
We estimate the relative importance of alternative labour supply and demand mechanisms in explaining the rise of female labour force participation over the last 55 years in Mexico. The growth of female labour force participation in Mexico between 1960 and 2015 followed an S-shape, with a considerable acceleration during the 1990s. Using decomposition methods and a shift-share design, we show that, put together, supply and demand factors can account for the rise of female labour force participation over the period, led by increases in women's education and shifts in the occupational structure of the workforce. However, there is unexplained variation in the 1990s, when female labour force participation spiked.
Subjects: 
female labour force participation
Mexico
education
labour demand
labour supply
JEL: 
J16
J21
J22
J23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-950-1
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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