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Female labor supply in Chile

  • Alejandra Mizala

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  • Pilar Romaguera

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  • Paulo Henríquez

The aim of this study is to analyze female labor supply in Chile and explain its peculiarities: the difference between female and male participation, and the pattern of female participation rates according to household income levels. To analyze the factors that affect the behavior of the female labor participation rate, we first estimate a labor supply function for men and women, and then a female labor supply equation with additional variables that might explain the differences in behavior between women from different socioeconomic levels.

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Paper provided by Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile in its series Documentos de Trabajo with number 58.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:edj:ceauch:58
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