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Female Participation in the Labour Force of Selected Latin American Countries



    (Macquarie University,Sydney,)

  • D. K. BRIGGS

    (Flinders University of South Australia,Adelaide.)


Data from 17 Latin American countries concerning female participation in the labour force and selected social, economic and demographic characteristics were examined using the path analysis models. Of the 3 most important independent variables (i. e. those representing female education, fertility and urbanization) the most significant predictor was the proportion of 15-19-year olds receiving secondary education. this accounted for more than two-thirds of the variation in levels of female participation in the labour force.

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  • Farhat Yusuf & D. K. Briggs, 1979. "Female Participation in the Labour Force of Selected Latin American Countries," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 18(3), pages 215-229.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:18:y:1979:i:3:p:215-229

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    1. J. Stycos & Robert Weller, 1967. "Female working roles and fertility," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 4(1), pages 210-217, March.
    2. Hartman, Moshe, 1977. " Typology of Countries by Labor Force Participation Patterns," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 25(2), pages 349-362, January.
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    1. Toseef Azid & Muhammad Aslam & Muhammad Omer Chaudhary, 2001. "Poverty, Female Labour Force Participation, and Cottage Industry: A Case Study of Cloth Embroidery in Rural Multan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 40(4), pages 1105-1118.

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