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La diferente participación laboral de las mujeres entre las cooperativas y las sociedades laborales


  • Mª Antonia Ribas Bonet

    () (Universidad de las Islas Baleares)

  • Antonia Sajardo Moreno

    () (Universidad de Valencia)


This article assesses explanations for the different way in which women participate in cooperatives as opposed to employee-owned companies (regardless of whether they are limited or not). It takes as its basis existing empirical evidence on female participation in these enterprises, evidence that reveals a considerable difference between the two in terms of data. In view of the fact that the social economy sector comprises a wide range of different enterprises founded for a number of very different reasons, we pose the question as to whether the different configuration of cooperatives and employee-owned companies impacts in any way on the extent to which women participate in one type of enterprise or another.

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  • Mª Antonia Ribas Bonet & Antonia Sajardo Moreno, 2005. "La diferente participación laboral de las mujeres entre las cooperativas y las sociedades laborales," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 52, pages 267-278, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2005:i:52:p:267-278

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    1. Carlos Iglesias Fernández & Raquel Llorente Heras, 2004. "¿Es el fenómeno del trabajo femenino por cuenta propia un buen instrumento de política laboral? Análisis de algunos indicios," Working Papers 05/04, Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social.
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    Women; labour participation; cooperatives; employee-owned companies; differentiating characteristics.;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms
    • J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General


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