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Female labour force participation
Working Paper
Heterogeneous impact of internet availability on female labour market outcomes in an emerging economy: Evidence from Indonesia

Greater female labour market participation has important positive implications not only for women’s empowerment and the well-being of their families but also for the economy they live in...

Internet Labour market Indonesia
Working Paper
Socioeconomic and cultural drivers of women’s formal work in rural Ghana

We study socioeconomic indicators of female labour force participation in off-farm formal employment in a subsistence agriculture setting in northern Ghana, where a new commercial farm provides a positive demand shock for low-skilled labour...

Female labour force participation Ghana Decision making
Working Paper
The rise in women’s labour force participation in Mexico: Supply vs demand factors

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...

Female labour force participation Mexico Education
Seminar
UNU-WIDER researchers present research on maternal employment and children's outcomes at World Bank seminar
15 December 2020
Online
Past event
Working Paper
Gender and social mobility: Exploring gender attitudes and women’s labour force participation

Women have historically been overlooked in research on social mobility...

Gender Gender attitudes Norms
Working Paper
Marriage, work, and migration: The role of infrastructure development and gender norms

Traditional gender norms can restrict independent migration by women, preventing them from taking advantage of economic opportunities in urban non-agricultural industries...

Migration Marriage markets Female labour force participation
Working Paper
Social norms as a barrier to women’s employment in developing countries

This paper discusses cultural barriers to women’s participation and success in the labor market in developing countries...

Culture Institutions Developing countries
Plenary session
Dismantling barriers to women's employment in developing countries

Watch the live stream recording This talk will discuss barriers to women’s participation in the labor force in low-income countries. First, services that free up women’s time to work outside the home, including child care services, are...

Women's economic empowerment Women's work Gender norms
Project
Photo: Ikhlasul Amal Women's work – routes to economic and social empowerment

Theme: Transforming societies

Women's economic empowerment Female labour force participation Gender equality
Journal Article
Social norms and female labor participation in Brazil

Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s Welfare

Female labour force participation Gender gap Identity
Working Paper
Gender identity and female labour supply in Brazil

Over the last half-century, the role of women in society has changed substantially. However, the gender income gap and the difference in labour force participation persist...

Female labour force participation Gender gap Identity
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