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An Econometric Analysis of Inter-State Variations in Women’s Labour Force Participation in India

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  • Masood, Tariq
  • Ahmad, Mohd. Izhar

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The study attempts to investigate the factors responsible for the inter-state variations in women’s labour force participation in India by using the NSSO 61st round (2004-05) data. Two separate regression models for rural and urban women between women’s labor force participation as dependent variable and its various possible determinants have been estimated to identify the factors determining the rural and urban women’s labour force participation by using cross sectional data of all states and union territories of India. Our findings suggest that Personal variables education and wages are significant determinants of urban women’s labour force participation but not of rural women’s labour force participation. Other important determinants of women’s labour force participation are sex ratio, Muslim population, SC and ST population and Unemployment rate.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19297.

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Date of creation: 10 Oct 2009
Date of revision: 25 Oct 2009
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:19297

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Keywords: Women’s Labour Force Participation; Interstate Variations; India;

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  1. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon & Jeemol Unni, 2001. "Education and Women's Labour Market Outcomes in India," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(2), pages 173-195.
  2. Aysit Tansel, 2001. "Economic Development and Female Labor Force Participation in Turkey: Time-Series Evidence and Cross-Province Estimates," ERC Working Papers 0105, ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University, revised May 2001.
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