Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/77570
Authors: 
Rendall, Michelle
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Zurich 77
Abstract: 
This paper examines the evolution of female labor market outcomes from 1987 to 2008 by assessing the role of changing labor demand requirements in four developing countries: Brazil, Mexico, India and Thailand. The results highlight the importance of structural change in reducing gender disparities by decreasing the labor demand for physical attributes. The results show that India, the country with the greatest physical labor requirements, exhibits the largest labor market gender inequality. In contrast, Brazil's labor requirements have followed a similar trend seen in the United States, reducing gender inequality in both wages and labor force participation.
Subjects: 
Structural Change
Job Tasks
Female Employment
Wage Gap
Latin America
Asia
JEL: 
J20
J23
J24
J31
O31
O33
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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