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Unemployment and Paid Employment – Main Determinants of the Contribution of Women to the Family Budget


  • Kapka Stoyanova


Analyzed is the impact of unemployment and paid employment as main factors determining the modifications in the economic contribution of women to the family budget. A complex assessment is made on differences between women and men on the labour market and in paid employment and as a result identified and measured are specific indicators in different profiles. A comparative assessment is made of their values for Bulgaria and the EU. Classified are respective conclusions on the power of the impact and on ranging the factors. Revealed are sustainable inequities between genders in the paid employment which directly damage women and limit the space of their financial capabilities, respectively their contribution in forming the family budget.

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  • Kapka Stoyanova, 2008. "Unemployment and Paid Employment – Main Determinants of the Contribution of Women to the Family Budget," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 4, pages 19-31.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2008:i:4:p:19-31

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    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General


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