Female labor force participation and economic growth– re-examination of U-shaped curve
AbstractThe paper contributes by providing new insights into the relationship between female labor force and economic growth in 162 countries over the period 1990-2012. We anticipate uncovering U-shaped impact of economic growth on female labor force. To examine the previous we deploy longitudinal data analysis assuming non-linearity between variables. Our main findings support the hypothesis on U-shaped relationship between female labor force participation and economic growth, however high cross-country variability on the field is evident.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology in its series GUT FME Working Paper Series A with number 21.
Date of creation: Mar 2014
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female labor force; women; economic growth; U-shaped curve; panel data;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- O50 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-03-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2014-03-22 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-FDG-2014-03-22 (Financial Development & Growth)
- NEP-GRO-2014-03-22 (Economic Growth)
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