Economic Cycle and Deceleration of Female Labor Force Participation in Latin America

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dc.description.abstract In this paper we analyze the role of economic growth in the recent deceleration of female labor force participation (LFP) in Latin America. We study the relationship between the business cycle and female LFP by estimating fixed effects models, using data from harmonized national household surveys of 18 countries in the period 1987-2014. We find that female LFP follows a countercyclical pattern, especially for vulnerable women, which may be explained by the added-worker effect. The sudden and fast increase in economic growth in the 2000s is then a likely relevant factor behind the deceleration in female LFP. We also provide evidence that the increase in social protection is another factor associated with the deceleration of female labor supply in the region. en
dc.title Economic Cycle and Deceleration of Female Labor Force Participation in Latin America en
dc.contributor.author Serrano, Joaquín
dc.contributor.author Gasparini, Leonardo
dc.contributor.author Marchionni, Mariana
dc.contributor.author Gluzmann, Pablo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-13T20:27:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-13T20:27:51Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-13
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/64540
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Economic Cycle
dc.subject Female Labor Force Participation
dc.subject Latin America
dc.type Working Paper

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