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U-shaped female labor participation with economic development: Some panel data evidence

  • Tam, Henry
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    Using a panel data of about 130 countries from 1950 to 1980, we use dynamic panel data estimation to demonstrate that the U-shaped relationship between feminization of the labor force and real GDP per capita holds up as an intertemporal relationship.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 140-142

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