Labour Strategies of Women: The Value of Household Unpaid Work and Temporary Labour Migration Abroad
Raluca Prelipceanu ()
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Raluca Prelipceanu: University of Evry and University of Paris Est Créteil
No 13-08, Documents de recherche from Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne
Our paper sets forth two possible explanations for the fall in female labour force participation in Romania. The first explanation focuses on the increase in temporary labour migration rates, while the second relies on the existence of gender norms. We consider the existence of a social norm that sets the participation of women into household production. We test these assumptions on a 10 percent sample of the Romanian 2002 census. The results show the existence of important differences between women who do not work at all, those who do not move in the labour market and those who move for work, be it within the country or abroad. They also prove the importance of social norms for women who work in their residential locality and for those who temporarily migrate abroad for work.
Keywords: Labour market; Household production; Social norms; Temporary international migration; Internal labour mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 J16 J22 J61 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37 pages
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