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Feminization of labour and profit rates: evidence from OECD countries


  • Adem Y. Elveren
  • Christa Marr
  • Yvonne Renard


The article examines the effect of the feminization of labour on profit rates and capacity utilization by employing an indirect and two-stage least squares models for 21 OECD countries during the 1970–2008 period. Findings show that higher women’s labour force participation rates and gender wage gap lead to higher profit rates.

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  • Adem Y. Elveren & Christa Marr & Yvonne Renard, 2017. "Feminization of labour and profit rates: evidence from OECD countries," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(7), pages 481-484, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:24:y:2017:i:7:p:481-484
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2016.1203057

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    1. Natalia Flores Garrido, 2020. "Precarity From a Feminist Perspective: A Note on Three Elements for the Political Struggle," Review of Radical Political Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, vol. 52(3), pages 582-590, September.

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