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Gender differences between remittances and labor participation in developing countries: A cross-section analysis of Colombia in year 2008

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This article discusses the effects of remittances on labor force participation. Remittances reduce the probability of participation in the labor market because they increase the relative price of leisure. Using data from the national household survey held in Colombia in 2008, we found that remittances reduce the probability of participation in the Colombian labor market. An interesting result of the article is the gender characteristic of remittances. Results show substantial gender-based differences of the effect of remittances on labor participation. Finally, the endogeneity of remittances is a particular phenomenon for females but not for males.

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  • Mora, J.J., 2013. "Gender differences between remittances and labor participation in developing countries: A cross-section analysis of Colombia in year 2008," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 13(1), pages 99-112.
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    1. Jhon James Mora & Juan Muro, 2014. "Informality and minimum wages by cohort in Colombia," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA, UN - RCE - CID, August.
    2. Luis Arango & Dolores Mata & Nataly Obando, 2015. "Echoes of the crises in Spain and US in the Colombian labor market: a differences-in-differences approach," SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, Springer;Spanish Economic Association, vol. 6(4), pages 441-477, November.
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    Keywords

    Colombia; Labor force participation; remittances; endogeneity; censored variables.;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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