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Female labor force participation and economic growth– re-examination of U-shaped curve

  • Ewa Lechman

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    (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland)

The paper contributes by providing new insights into the relationship between female labor force and economic growth in 162 countries over the period 1990-2012. We anticipate uncovering U-shaped impact of economic growth on female labor force. To examine the previous we deploy longitudinal data analysis assuming non-linearity between variables. Our main findings support the hypothesis on U-shaped relationship between female labor force participation and economic growth, however high cross-country variability on the field is evident.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology in its series GUT FME Working Paper Series A with number 21.

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Date of creation: Mar 2014
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Handle: RePEc:gdk:wpaper:21
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