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Female labour force participation
Book Chapter
Gender and social mobility: Gender attitudes and women’s labour force participation

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Gender Gender attitudes Norms
Working Paper
Norms that matter: Exploring the distribution of women’s work between income generation, expenditure-saving, and unpaid domestic responsibilities in India

Based on primary data from India, this paper analyses the reasons underlying women’s low labour force participation. In developing countries, women engaged in unpaid economic work in family enterprises are often not counted as workers...

Female labour force participation India Social norms
Presentation
Panel on the ‘Structure and drivers of the quantity and quality of women’s work in Latin America’ at the 29th Annual International Association for Feminist Economics

The UNU-WIDER project on ‘Women’s work — routes to economic and social empowerment’ presents at the 29th IAFFE Annual Conference, held virtually between 22 – 25 June 2021.

25 June 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
Policy Brief
The economic gains of reducing the employment gender gap in Morocco

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, including Morocco, currently record the lowest rates of female labour force participation (FLFP) in the world...

Female labour force participation Gender gap Employment
Working Paper
Young women’s transitions from education to the labour market in Ethiopia: A gendered life-course perspective

We investigate the causes of the gender disparity in labour market participation in Ethiopia using iterative quantitative and qualitative longitudinal analysis through the whole childhood of the individual into early adulthood, from age 8 up to age 2...

Gender Female labour force participation Ethiopia
Working Paper
The economic gains of closing the employment gender gap: Evidence from Morocco

The present paper sheds new light on the growth implications of gender inequalities in the Moroccan labour market. We confront two different approaches...

Morocco Female labour force participation Gender gap
Blog
Supply or demand? Exploring the mechanisms behind the rise of female labour force participation in Mexico

At the global level, gender gaps in labour force participation have narrowed and over half a billion women have joined the workforce in the last 30 years...

Women's work Female labour force participation Economics
Working Paper
Female labour force participation in sub-Saharan Africa: A cohort analysis

Female labour force participation rates have stagnated in sub-Saharan Africa since the turn of the millennium...

Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
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
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