Is Pro-Labor Law Pro-Women? Evidence from India
Josef Montag ()
No 2013-40, MENDELU Working Papers in Business and Economics from Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Business and Economics
This paper analyses the effects of state-level differences in labor regulation on labor market outcomes of women in India. I find that labor regulation has a large negative effect on womenâ€™s economic activity, mainly employment. A one standard deviation increase in the labor regulation measure decreases the probability of a woman being economically active by 3% to 4%â€”the implied decrease in female labor force is 15% to 18%. There is no significant effect on the gender wage gap. Finally, labor regulation is associated with women having less say at home and a lower sex ratio.
Keywords: gender gap; labor regulation; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J21 K31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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