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Female labor supply in Chile

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  • Alejandra Mizala

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  • Pilar Romaguera

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  • Paulo Henríquez

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The aim of this study is to analyze female labor supply in Chile and explain its peculiarities: the difference between female and male participation, and the pattern of female participation rates according to household income levels. To analyze the factors that affect the behavior of the female labor participation rate, we first estimate a labor supply function for men and women, and then a female labor supply equation with additional variables that might explain the differences in behavior between women from different socioeconomic levels.

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Paper provided by Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile in its series Documentos de Trabajo with number 58.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:edj:ceauch:58

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  1. Marcela Perticara & Claudia Sanhueza, 2010. "Women’s Employment after Childbirth," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv258, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
  2. Lopez, Ramon E. & Anriquez, Gustavo, 2004. "Poverty and Agricultural Growth: Chile in the 1990s," eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization, Agricultural and Development Economics Division, vol. 1(1).
  3. Maximo Rossi & Ximena García de Soria & Fernanda Rivas & Mariana taboada, 2004. "Tendencias recientes de la participación femenina en el mercado de trabajo del Uruguay, 1986-2000," Labor and Demography 0409009, EconWPA.
  4. Marcela Perticara, 2006. "Women’s Employment Transitions and Fertility," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv172, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
  5. Evelyn Benvin & Marcela Perticara, 2007. "Análisis de los cambios en la participación laboral femenina en Chile," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 22(1), pages 71-92, June.
  6. Luz María Ferrada & Pilar Zarzosa, 2010. "Diferencias Regionales en la Participación Laboral Femenina en Chile," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 47(136), pages 249-272.
  7. World Bank, 2007. "Chile - County Gender Assessment : Expanding Women's Work Choices to Enhance Chile's Economic Potential," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7639, The World Bank.

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