Assessing the role of women in tourism related sectors in the Caribbean

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Author: Pastore, Francesco; Webster, Allan; Hope, Kevin


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...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Performance; Employment; Management

Keywords: Productivity; Business; Equal opportunity; Managers; Literature review; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Central America and the Caribbean; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; Saint Lucia; Saint Kitts-Nevis; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2020

Physical description: [41] p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 13486

ISSN: 2365-9793

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.476

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