publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 1999

Women and labor market changes in the global economy : growth helps, inequalities hurt, and public policy matters

Tzannatos, Zafiris;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 1999 Journal: World Development, volume 27, pages 551-569 (issn: 0305-750X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
This report examines the level and changes in female and male participation rates, employment segregation, and female wages relative to male wages across the world economy. It funds sufficient evidence to support the view that labor markets in developing countries are transformed relatively quickly in the sense that gender differentials in employment and pay are narrowing much faster than they did in industrialized countries. However, the report evaluates the inefficiencies arising from persisting gender differentials in the labor market and finds them to be potentially significant. The estimates also indicate that the resulting deadweight losses are borne prima...
free text keywords: Labor Markets,Gender and Law,Population Policies,Labor Policies,Gender and Development, Geography, Planning and Development, Economics and Econometrics, Development, Sociology and Political Science, Unpaid work, Labour economics, Economics, Sex segregation, Labor demand, Deadweight loss, Minimum wage, Human capital, Equal pay for equal work, Equal employment opportunity
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