Female labor force participation, labor market dynamic, and growth

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The labor force participation of women is lower than the labor force participation of men. This empirical regularity is particularly acute in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In terms of labor market productivity and growth potential, these lower participation rates constitute a reserve of untapped resources. Providing an estimate of the impact that increased female participation in the labor force has on labor market outcomes and [gross domestic product] GDP is therefore crucial but challenging. Two issues are of importance: sample selection and equilibrium effects. We develop a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Participation; Gender; Income; Policy

Keywords: Labour force participation; Development policy; Educational level; Productivity; Economic implication; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Argentina; Chile; Colombia; Peru; South America; Mexico; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Inter-American Development Bank, 2019

Physical description: [85] p.

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Series: IDB working paper series; no. IDB-WP-00966

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 137.960

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