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Assessing the Role of Women in Tourism Related Sectors in the Caribbean

Francesco Pastore (), Allan Webster () and Kevin Hope
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Allan Webster: Bournemouth University
Kevin Hope: Caribbean Development Bank

No 13486, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This study contributes to the rapidly growing literature on women in tourism. It focuses on a group of 13 Caribbean countries. The study analyses the impact of women in apical positions within firms (top manager or owner) on firm performance – productivity, profitability and female employment. For this both a decomposition model and the Inverse Probability Weighted Regression Adjustment (IPWRA) estimator are used. The analysis finds that opportunities for women in these positions in the Caribbean are constrained to less productive and profitable firms, as elsewhere. However, those firms with females at the top employ more women, particularly in management roles.

Keywords: gender differences; tourism; propensity score matching; IPWRA; Caribbean (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 J16 L26 L83 Z32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 41 pages
Date: 2020-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-lab and nep-tur
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Forthcoming in: International Journal of Tourism Research, 2020

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