Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/99001
Authors: 
Abdulloev, Ilhom
Gang, Ira N.
Yun, Myeong-Su
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8226
Abstract: 
Women who want to work often face many more hurdles than men. This is true in Tajikistan where there is a large gender gap in labour force participation. We highlight the role of two factors – international migration and education – on the labour force participation decision and its gender gap. Using probit and decomposition analysis, our investigation shows that education and migration have a significant association with the gender gap in labour force participation in Tajikistan. International emigration from Tajikistan, in which approximately 93.5% of the participants are men, reduces labour force participation by men domestically; increased female education, especially at the university and vocational level, increases female participation. Both women acquiring greater access to education and men increasing their migration abroad contribute to reducing the gender gap.
Subjects: 
migration
education
gender gap
labour force participation
Tajikistan
JEL: 
J01
J16
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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