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Women’s labor force participation

Anne Winkler ()

IZA World of Labor, 2016, 289

Abstract: Female labor force participation is mainly driven by the value of women’s market wages versus the value of their non-market time. Labor force participation by women varies considerably across countries. To understand this international variation, one must further consider differences across countries in institutions, non-economic factors such as cultural norms, and public policies. Such differences provide important insights into what actions countries might take to further increase women’s participation in the labor market.

Keywords: gender; women; labor force participation; family policies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J2 J16 J18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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