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Eliciting women’s willingness to take a job Evidence from displaced and extreme poor women in Cali, Colombia

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dc.description.abstract This paper constitutes an experimental analysis of labor market preferences among women living in extreme poverty who have been displaced by violence in Cali, the third largest city in Colombia. Each of these women belongs to the government program Red UNIDOS. In this experiment we elicit the choices that these women make regarding a constant daily income from working at home in small and low-productivity businesses (such as cooking, sewing, and so on) against increasing their daily income by working outside the home as an employee, subject to the number of hours away from home, type of job (formal or informal), price of transportation and the cost of care or supervision for children and/or adolescents. A total of 377 women participated in the experiment, with 70 percent having arrived in Cali due to displacement by violence and 30 percent being considered extremely poor under the Colombian scoring mechanism SISBEN. Results indicate that regardless of the wage level of their partner or husband, married women are less willing to take a job outside of the home despite offers of increasing wages and free childcare.This is particularly true for women with children aged less than five years and adolescents. The price and the quality of care, followed by their fear of gang recruitment among adolescents and the price and availability of transportation, provide the main explanations for such choices. However, taking into account the aforementioned barriers, women are more willing to take a job outside of the home if it offers pension and health benefits. en
dc.title Eliciting women’s willingness to take a job Evidence from displaced and extreme poor women in Cali, Colombia en
dc.contributor.author Martínez-Restrepo, Susana
dc.contributor.author Mejía, Juan Camilo
dc.contributor.author Enríquez, Erika
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-26T20:30:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-26T20:30:14Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-26
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/64855
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Displaced and Extreme Poor Women
dc.subject Red Unidos Colombia
dc.subject Willingness to Take a Job
dc.type Working Paper


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