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Toothless reforms? The remarkable stability of female labor force participation in a top-reforming country

Norberto Pignatti (), Karine Torosyan and Maka Chitanava ()
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Maka Chitanava: ISET Policy Institute

Working Papers from International School of Economics at TSU, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

Abstract: Low Female Labor Force Participation (FLFP) constitutes a foregone opportunity at both the macro and at the micro levels, potentially increasing the vulnerability of households and lowering the long-run development perspectives of a country. Most international organizations and national policy makers see low FLFP as a serious issue that needs to be addressed by adopting appropriate policies. We investigate the possible reasons of the remarkable stability of FLFP in a top-reforming upper-middle income country. Our goal is to disentangle the different forces at work and to draw useful lessons for the design of participation-enhancing policies. Using data from a nationally representative Household Survey covering the period 2003-2015, we employ Blinder-Oaxaca (Blinder, 1973 and Oaxaca, 1973) type decomposition to decompose changes over time in FLFP levels into parts that are due to changes in observable factors versus changes in the strength of impact of these factors.

Keywords: Employment; Female Labor Force Participation; Labor Market; Public Policy; Reforms; Former Soviet Union; Georgia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2017
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