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dc.contributor.authorGindling, T. H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOviedo, Luisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:34:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:34:21Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35164-
dc.description.abstractDespite increasing average real family incomes in Costa Rica in the late 1990s and early 2000s, poverty rates did not fall. In this paper, we argue that during this period economic growth in Costa Rica did not translate into reduced poverty because of changes in family structure and in the labor market, and that these changes had an important gender dimension. Specifically, an increase in the proportion of Costa Rican households headed by single mothers led to an increase in the number of women with children entering the labor force. Many of these mothers, new entrants to the labor force, were unable or unwilling to find full-time work in the high-paying formal sector, and ended up unemployed or working part-time as self-employed workers. These labor market phenomena, in turn, contributed to low incomes for households vulnerable to poverty, especially those households headed by single mothers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x3286en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.keywordPovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsingle mothersen_US
dc.subject.keywordemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordwagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordCentral Americaen_US
dc.subject.keywordCosta Ricaen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwAlleinerziehendeen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwTeilzeitarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwCosta Ricaen_US
dc.titleSingle mothers and poverty in Costa Ricaen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559459467en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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