Infrastructure, Women’s Time Allocation, and Economic Development
P R Agénor; M Agénor;
This paper develops a gender-based OLG model of endogenous growth to analyze the impact of infrastructure on women’s time allocation between market work, raising children, own health care, home production, and leisure. Gender bias occurs as a result of firms discriminat... View more
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