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Supply or demand? Exploring the mechanisms behind the rise of female labour force participation in Mexico

At the global level, gender gaps in labour force participation have narrowed and over half a billion women have joined the workforce in the last 30 years...

Women's work Female labour force participation Economics
Blog
Motherhood and the gender gap in Latin America

Gender gaps in labour supply, income, and wages are still large despite the remarkable convergence of roles of men and women in labour markets over the last century...

Gender Motherhood Women's work
Working Paper
Female labour force participation in sub-Saharan Africa: A cohort analysis

Female labour force participation rates have stagnated in sub-Saharan Africa since the turn of the millennium...

Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
Working Paper
Trade liberalization, employment, and gender in Ethiopia

This paper analyses the impact of trade liberalization on local labour markets in Ethiopia, with a focus on the gender dimension of employment...

Tariffs Employment Structural transformation
Working Paper
Local crime and early marriage: Evidence from India

This paper analyses whether living in a locality with high crime against women affects the probability of early marriage—that is, marriage before the legal age of marriage of girls...

Crime early marriage Gender
Working Paper
Gender priming in solidarity games: The Philippine context

What is the effect of gender priming on solidarity behaviour? We explore a two-player solidarity game where players can insure each other against the risk of losses...

Gender priming Gender differences
Working Paper
Scrutinizing the sticky floor/glass ceiling phenomena in the informal labour market in Cameroon: An unconditional quantile regression analysis

Cameroon’s informal labour market largely harbours female workers, engaged mainly in low-productivity and low-paying jobs...

Gender Earnings inequality Sticky floor
Working Paper
Gender wage gaps in Ghana: A comparison across different selection models

The wage of an individual is observed only when he/she is employed. However, getting employment requires two decisions...

Gender Ghana Labour market
Working Paper
Finance, gender, and entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms

How does informal economic activity respond to increased financial inclusion? Does it become more entrepreneurial?...

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Working Paper
Is there a gender bias in intergenerational mobility?: Evidence from Cameroon

We examine the intergenerational mobility of women relative to men, using paired mother-daughter and father-son data on occupation and education for Cameroon...

Occupational mobility Educational mobility Intergenerational Mobility
Working Paper
Income diversification and household welfare in Tanzania 2008–2013

This paper uses three waves of Tanzanian National Panel Surveys (2008/09, 2010/11, and 2012/13) to construct a panel from 3,676 households that appear in at least two waves to explore the effect of income diversification on household welfare measured...

Income diversification Labour income Gender
Journal Article
Rental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Vietnam

Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and change

Land use certificates Land rental markets Gender
Blog
Meet the women behind the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development programme

Globally, women are under-represented in the field of economics. Only a third of all academic research staff in the field of economics in Europe are women. In the US the share is even lower ...

Gender Women's empowerment Women's work
Blog
How a data revolution in South Africa can help address gender inequality

In 2016, we joined a project in South Africa working to make tax data available for research purposes...

Administrative data Employment Gender
Working Paper
Social mobility in China: A case study of a quantitative sociological approach to social mobility research in the Global South

This study analyses intergenerational class mobility in China as a case study of a quantitative sociological approach to social mobility research in the Global South...

Social mobility Gender Log-linear models
Policy Brief
Unequal growth in Mozambique and the region

There is an increasing interest in the analysis of economic inequalities in least developed countries...

Poverty Growth Unequal growth
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