Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87050
Authors: 
Münch, Claudia
van Wijnbergen, Sweder
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 09-099/2
Abstract: 
We analyze the determinants of female labor market participation for different age-groups in the European Union. We show that female participation is positively affected by tertiary education at any age. But upper secondary education increases participation only up to an age of 40 while after that it has no effect or even a negative impact The results are tested for robustness and controlled for endogeneity. The results show that increasing educational attainment levels in the female population will contribute significantly to higher aggregate participation rates. However,in simulations up to 2050 such benefits are partially offset by a negative aging effect.
Subjects: 
female labour market participation
fertility
educational achievements
aging
JEL: 
J22
J1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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